Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About 5 days ago 39
Early in 2016 I obtained probate for a deceased relatives property and sold it at auction, but have just received two council tax bills for it. On checking the Land Registry entry I see that my deceased relative is still shown as the owner!
I know that the buyer failed to complete on the due date and had to be served a notice so this looks like more of the same as I understand it is the buyers responsibility to update the Land Registry.
Resisting the temptation to sell the property twice I need to sort out the council tax liability. As far as I know the property was empty while the new owner refurbed it and then a tenant moved in. In the hierarchy of council tax liability this appears to mean that I would be the liable as the Land Registry certified owner during the void period.
Obviously I have explained the situation to a (rather disinterested) council employee and have also asked the solicitor who acted for me to contact the council.
Is there anything else I can and should do?
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