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Main Residence

If a person has more than one dwelling, he or she can only be classed as a resident at one of the properties.

We will make a decision as to which home should be regarded as your main residence. To do this, we will need to request additional information to help us to make a balanced decision.

In most circumstances, the decision as to which property is the main residence is fairly easy. For example, a second home which is empty most of the year and only visited for holidays would usually not be the main residence.

Where situations are not so clear, we will have to rely on the results of cases either in Fareham or elsewhere in Great Britain where decisions on main residence have been made by the Courts.


Some examples of issues that arise in main residence cases are highlighted in the next section - Main Residence Questions.

For further information please contact the Council Tax office on Tel: 01329 824651, or e-mail

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