Exemptions

Exemptions are granted to a property and not a person. Some exemptions can only be applied for a certain amount of time and may be unavailable if previously awarded. In some cases a property may need to be inspected by a visiting officer to award an exemption.
There are a number of exemptions available for homes that have been left empty, and in some circumstances, exemptions can be awarded to properties that are occupied e.g. where only full-time students are resident. 

Exemptions and how to apply

You can return an application form to Russell House, Churton Road, Rhyl, LL18 3DP
 Property descriptionHow long can it last? Apply on-line or download the form 
Unoccupied, substantially unfurnished and requires major structural work. Up to 12 months Apply online
Class A
Empty dwellings owned by charities. Up to 6 months Class B
Unoccupied & substantially unfurnished.  Up to 6 months Apply online
Class C
Dwellings left unoccupied by prisoners. The duration of the persons sentence or when liability ends. Class D
Left empty by a person permanently resident in a hospital/care home. Until the circumstances change

Apply online
Class E

Left empty by deceased persons. Up to 6 months after probate/letters of administration have been granted

Class F

Occupation to the property is prohibited by law. Until the prohibition notice is lifted Class G
Empty clergy dwellings. Until the circumstances change Class H
Left empty by someone receiving care. Until the circumstances change Class I
Left empty by someone providing care. Until the circumstances change Class J
Properties left empty by full-time students. The duration of the course Class K
Repossessed properties Until mortgage lender's possession is terminated or property is sold Class L
Halls of residence occupied by students. Until the circumstances change Class M
Property occupied solely by full time student(s). The duration of the course Class N
Armed forces accommodation Until the circumstances change Class O
Visiting armed forces accommodation Until the circumstances change Class P
Dwellings left empty by bankrupts Until the circumstances change Class Q
Unoccupied caravan pitches/mooring for boats As soon as the pitch or mooring became used again Class R
Occupied only by people under 18 years old Until the person vacates or turns 18 Class S
Unoccupied annex to an occupied dwelling Until the circumstances change Class T
Occupied only by people who are severely mentally impaired Until the circumstances change Class U
The main residence of a person with diplomatic privilege or immunity. Until the circumstances change Class V
Occupied annexes  Until the circumstances change Class W