10:04 AM, 4th October 2016, About 6 years ago 31
I have been billed for council tax for a void period. The tenant left on 31 August and a new one moved in on 9th September.
I was charged for the void period as 31 Aug to 8th September. I believe I should have been charged for the period 1-8 September.
Although the amount involved is insignificant I believe the principle is interesting , the council reply is:
“To clarify, I would advise you that Council Tax Law provides that a persons liability begins on the first day of ownership/occupation, but ceases the day prior to their sale/vacation. In this case their tenancy ceased on 31st August 2016 and therefore were charged until the 30st August 2016, therefore resulting in the owner of the premises being liable with effect from the 31st August 2016”
On that basis I will have to advise all new tenants who take over properties consecutively that they will be responsible for council tax for the day before they move in!
Is this right?
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