Who is responsible for council tax when a property is abandoned?Make Text Bigger
My understanding is that when a tenant abandons a property, they are responsible for the utility bills (gas, water, electric, phone) up until the end of their contract or until a new tenant moves in.
It appears that if you send the utility company a copy of the AST, and in the terms it states that the tenant is responsible for these bills (which include a daily charge!), they will not put the account into the landlords name and it will stay with the tenant.
What about the council tax, especially now that local councils won’t give you an exemption period between tenants?
Personally I am going to try this but would love to hear from anyone who can confirm the position.
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