Residents in Legal Custody
An exemption / disregard can be applied if the Sole/Main resident is in Legal detention relating to the following criteria :
- In prison or hospital by order of a court
- Under the Mental Health Act 1983
- Under the deportation provision of the Immigration Act 1972.
This exemption doesn't apply if a person is in police custody before their first court appearance or they're detained for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine.