Lewisham Council - Disabled relief

Disabled relief

If your property has been adapted or has special facilities because someone who lives there is physically disabled, you may qualify to be charged at a lower valuation band.

For example, if your property is in band D, you will only have to pay the charge for band C.

To qualify for a lower tax band the property must have been modified to provide one of these:

  • an extra bathroom or kitchen for the disabled person to use
  • enough room for a wheelchair to be used inside at all times
  • a room that is mainly used to meet the needs of the disabled person.

The band reduction will only remain in place for as long as the disabled person occupies the property as their main residence.

From 1 April 2000, properties in band A are eligible to apply for a reduction.

Council tax reduction scheme and people with disabilities

If you are awarded disabled relief, you may still be eligible for council tax reduction as well if you have a low income.

More information on council tax reduction scheme.

What happens next

Your property will need to be inspected by us to make sure the adaptations are sufficient to qualify for a reduction.

Once we receive your application an inspector will contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit.

More information

If there is anything you are not sure about, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.


Council tax
Council Tax Team
Po Box 58993
Bromley Road
Se6 9gz
020 8690 9666


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