15:52 PM, 18th February 2016, About 6 years ago 7
I have a student let and signed what I thought was four students up for this academic year. The council asked me for not only their tenancy agreements (as only asked for in previous years) but student ID numbers as found on a the student certificate issued to all students by their uni. It comes to light that one is not a student but a waitress.
She has thus incurred council tax and refuses to pay it. To keep the council from taking me to court I have recently paid £330.00. The tenant refuses to reimburse me but has agreed to move out to stop any further liability. I have explained to her that had I known she was not a student I would have issued a different contract and a higher rent to reflect the council tax liability.
It is a student house thus exempt from council tax. She does not enjoy student status. I am legally liable for this because I rent the house out per room and not as a whole. Would it be worth taking her to the small claims court for this amount?
Do I have a case?
She surely fraudulently signed a contract?
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