Council tax property exemption application – unoccupied dwelling students

In terms of schedule 11 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) Scotland Order 1997 (as amended), a dwelling house may be exempt from Council Tax if it falls within the category shown below. Exemption may be granted for an unlimited period.

UNOCCUPIED HOUSE

1. In respect of which the person liable to pay Council Tax is a student, or all liable persons are students.

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS STUDENT:

1. A person taking a specified course of education at a UK university or further educational establishment which lasts for at least 24 weeks within each academic year and where the period of study consists of an average of at least 21 hours per week.

2. A person, aged under 20, taking a specified course of education at an educational establishment where the period of study exceeds, on average, 12 hours per week and the course taken is not as a consequence of an office or employment held, nor arranged under any of the youth training schemes.

3. A person registered with the Central Bureau for Education Visits and Exchanges and working as a foreign language assistant at a school or other educational institution in Great Britain.

I consider exemption should apply

I declare that the information on this form is true and complete and I authorise Argyll & Bute Council to verify the details. If Exempt status no longer applies to this property I undertake to notify Argyll & Bute Council within 21 days of this occurring. I understand that failure to provide this information is an offence which may make me liable for an initial find of £50 and £200 on repeated failure to do so.

SECTION 1: TO BE COMPLETED BY A LIABLE PERSON

I apply for property exemption on the basis that I

meet the qualifying conditions noted above under paragraph 1,2 or 3
Select the relevant paragraph
SECTION 2: EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT DETAILS

Please supply a letter on headed paper from your educational establishment confirming the above details are correct. The application will not be accepted unless a letter is supplied.

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