Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?10:43 AM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago 124
In December 2014 I received a large council tax bill for one of my rented properties. The bill was vague and it took phone calls to establish that my tenants never registered for Council Tax, after forwarding on the relevant tenancy agreements thought that was the end of it.
I have now received another two bills, one an amended council tax charge for the two empty days prior to my tenants moving in plus hefty fees, another from a collection agency working on behalf of the council with even heftier fees.
I’ve tried speaking to the council but they won’t budge, what I owe for the two empty days is under £9, with fees nearly £500, I’m told my goods can now be seized if I don’t pay. None of the letters ever received have been specific of what the council are chasing, I only know what I know by calling.
What are my rights here?
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