Registered with Property118.comThursday 14th May 2015
Reply to the comment left by Michael Holmes at 20/02/2018 - 09:05It is the end user who pays for everything, fines, taxes, licensing, EPC upgrades etc. The sooner HMG realise this the better - but I'm not holding my breath.... Read More
Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 16/02/2018 - 12:51If your AST stipulates that the tenancy ends at Midnight then the way the council's system is set up is its problem. One of the defining cases is Sidebotham v Holland 1895 - the councils have had plenty of time to prepare. I argued with my council for ten years over this point and had all sorts of sarcastic comments such as "You see all your tenants out at midnight do you" (a total irrelevance) but eventually the bills ceased. Everything you need to argue a council tax case is in the Local Government Finance Act 1992 - section 6 in particular.
My council refused to agree my point but would not discuss the problem saying that they were right and there was nothing to discuss. It also declined to take me to court for non payment, an action which would have resolved the case. There now exists an uneasy truce, I am never billed for the last day but the council have not formally conceded the point.... Read More
Reply to the comment left by St. Jims at 16/02/2018 - 12:27Agree, time for a new agent.... Read More
Forgot to add that you must stipulate in your AST that the tenancy ends at midnight to avoid being responsible for council tax on the last day of the tenancy.... Read More
In the circumstances you describe I believe the tenant is responsible for the Council Tax. If your tenancy requires one month WRITTEN notice then the tenancy will continue until you can find another tenant.
For future reference make sure you tenancies default to a Contractual periodic tenancy, this will alleviate Council tax problems during the periodic term.... Read More