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Self contained annexes are banded separately to the main property. Depending on the circumstances there may be a discount or exemption due. 

Occupied Annexes

Discount: From 1 April 2014, annexes occupied as part of the main home or lived in by a relative can receive a 50% discount. Further information can be found on our Occupied Annexe  application form (PDF) [488KB] (opens new window) .

Exemption: An exemption may apply if the annexe is occupied by a relative who meets the criteria below.   Class W (granny annexe) application (PDF) [146KB] (opens new window)

  • they are aged 65 or over,
  • they are considered (by a Doctor) to be severely mentally impaired, or
  • substantially and permanently disabled.

Please return any completed application forms either by email: or by post to Council Tax, East Lindsey District Council, The Hub, Mareham Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6PH.

Unoccupied Annexes

If your annexe is unoccupied and has a planning condition preventing it being used independently to the main property, then you may qualify for exempt Class T (unoccupied annexe).  Contact us at providing details and the planning reference.

If you qualify for a Council Tax reduction you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.

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