0:01 AM, 20th January 2023, About 7 days ago 19
Hello, I have a 5 year HMO licence on a property in London until 2024. During Covid we found it difficult to find suitable tenants and in 2021 decided to rent the whole house to one family on an AST contract.
The council have informed me I am liable for the council tax for this period as I did not surrender the HMO licence when I rented the house on an AST contract.
I have sent a copy of the tenancy agreement to the council which clearly states the tenants are responsible for paying the council tax bill for their duration in the property.
The council are insisting I have to pay the council tax bill as this is a HMO licensed property.
I fail to understand why the council will not issue the council tax bill in the tenant’s name.
Any assistance on this matter would be appreciated.
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