Who is responsible for the Council tax and what dates?

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11:01 AM, 7th July 2014
About 5 years ago

Who is responsible for the Council tax and what dates?

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Who is responsible for the Council tax and what dates?

I would really appreciate some advice please for the following situation:

  • Tenant paid rent up to 23/04/2013. Property inspected & everything ok deposit refunded via DPS.
  • Informed council in writing on 24/04/2013 that property was unoccupied/unfurnished &would let them know when it was tenanted again.
  • I did a refurb and got tenants who had to give months notice so they moved in on 21/06/2013. The Council were given the details etc.
  • I received a statement in Aug 2013 requesting full council tax from 08/04/2013 and queried both amount and dates stated.
  • Received amended statement and I was informed that the previous occupants had told the council they where leaving on 08/04/2013.

Question 1 — who is responsible for the time between 08/04 & 23/04? any case law to assist landlord.

Question 2— what can the landlord do if the tenant tells the council 2/3 months before the actually do leave that the property has been vacated. Its in the agreement that the tenant is responsible etc

Many thanks

DavidCouncil tax



Comments

Bill Williams

15:22 PM, 12th July 2014
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Goulder" at "07/07/2014 - 11:34":

Not anymore, most councils now charge empty property from day one.

Mrs Kennedy

11:09 AM, 13th July 2014
About 5 years ago

There is no empty property relief in South Gloucestershire.

Puzzler

13:09 PM, 13th July 2014
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mrs Kennedy" at "13/07/2014 - 11:09":

It's one month in Gloucestershire

Jan Martin

16:55 PM, 13th July 2014
About 5 years ago

Very fortunate here . Swansea council still allow 6 months .

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