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Council Tax change in circumstances

If you receive a Council Tax reduction you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it, such as moving home or start running a business from home. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.

For any other changes or personal circumstances not noted on this page, you can  check if you are entitled to a Council Tax discount or exemption

Changes to who lives in your home

If you claim a Council Tax reduction and someone over the age of 18 moves in with you, this may affect your discount. Or if you are now the only person over 18 living in your property, you will be entitled to a Single Person Discount.

To tell us about the changes, complete the Single Person Discount (new and change in circumstances) form (PDF) [129KB] (opens new window)  

Return the form to us at counciltax@e-lindsey.gov.uk  You can also return your form by post to Council Tax, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8UP.

If someone has moved into your house recently, they need to register to vote and put their name on the electoral register at their new address.

Moving home?

See our Council Tax Change of Address page

Home-based businesses

Depending on the type of property, usually either Council Tax or Business Rates will be payable, but some may pay both. Business Rates are not usually paid for minor business use of the home. Where part of the home is used for one of the reasons below, then Business Rates are likely to apply:

  • used exclusively for business purposes
  • has been adapted for business use
  • where clients visit the premises
  • where you employ people to work from there

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