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If you are a student, you are exempt from paying Council Tax if you live:
- in a flat, house or bedsit on your own
- in a flat, house or bedsit with other students only
- in a room in halls of residence
If you meet the above conditions, the property will still be exempt from council tax if you leave it unoccupied e.g. out of term time. Providing the property was occupied for at least 6 weeks, this exemption period can last for up to four months from the end of when the property was last occupied.
If you live with someone who is not a student you will not be counted towards the Council Tax bill for the property.
If you think you may be eligible you should contact your local authority Council Tax department.