10:19 AM, 6th January 2023, About 3 weeks ago 39
Hello, My tenant had a two years AST but she left after 18 months. The council made her liable for council tax and she appealed. I was not involved in the tribunal hearing.
She won the appeal saying the landlord agreed to end the tenancy, which I did not. The council then put the council tax liability onto me.
The council agrees that they have no evidence that the property was tenanted or re-occupied. They have refused my appeal and told me that I can appeal direct to the tribunal against their earlier decision.
The local authority has refused to release the full evidence my tenant provided to the appeal’s panel due to data protection.
Also, the local authority tells me that the tribunal has stopped the LA from providing me with all the evidence.
As I was not involved in the earlier tribunal hearing to verify her false evidence, I feel it’s up to the billing authority to appeal the decision.
The Amended Council tax reg. 2013 says: “Where a tenant fails to give correct notice, the tenant continues to be liable until the property is re-let or the landlord accepts a surrender.”
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