Local Government Election 2022 Results

The count for the election will take place at West Lothian College on Friday 6 May 2022. The results will be made available using the link above.

Unoccupied Property Exemptions

Exemptions you may be entitled to in certain circumstances when the property is unoccupied.

    Properties that are unoccupied where:

    • for up to 6 months from the date the property was last occupied or furnished for a period of 3 months or more;
    • for an indefinite period where the property is on agricultural land and was last occupied for agricultural purposes.
    • the liability is due to be met by the estate of a deceased person provided that no grant of confirmation has been made or no more than 6 months have passed since the grant of confirmation has been awarded;
    • the property is uninhabitable due to the structure being repaired, improved or reconstructed. This exemption will apply for a maximum of 12 months from when the property was last occupied;
    • the resident has left the property for the purpose of receiving personal care.  There is no time limit to this exemption;
    • the resident has left the property for the purpose of providing personal care for someone else. There is no time limit to this exemption;
    • the person resident is in prison;
    • occupation is prohibited by law;
    • the property is unoccupied and is being be held for occupation by a minister of religion to perform his/her duties;
    • the property is owned by a student who is living elsewhere for their studies;
    • the property is owned by a Charity for its charitable purposes.

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