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Discount for residents of hostels or night shelters

Please note - If you're living in accommodation for the homeless, you're disregarded - that is, not counted - for council tax purposes.

To be eligible, the accommodation must:

  • not be in self-contained sets of premises
  • be used essentially for persons of no fixed abode.

How to apply

To apply for this discount, complete the application form and send it to the address on the form. You also need to send a letter from the hostel stating when you arrived and how long you can stay there.

Apply for a council tax discount for residents of hostels or night shelters


If the Royal Borough of Greenwich decides not to award a discount, you can appeal in the first instance to the Council Tax team within 28 days of notice of the decision stating your reasons. However you may not appeal against the amount of the discount.