Where a property is occupied by members of visiting forces, you may be able to claim a discount on your council tax.
A dwelling is exempt from Council Tax if one of the liable parties has a relevant association with a visiting force. A 25% discount may apply where the member associated with a visiting force is not liable to pay Council Tax and all but one of the adults living in the property has a relevant association with a visiting force. For example, where a member of a visiting force is lodging with a British citizen, a 25% discount would apply.
This discount reduces your Council Tax, water and sewerage charges.
To have a relevant association a person must be:
- A member of that force, or a member of a civilian component of the force; or
- A dependent of a member, provided that the dependent is not a British citizen or is not ordinarily resident in the UK