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    Council Tax

    My tenants gave a months notice. Moved out two weeks prior to notice date. Councilnow asking me to pay the 2 weeks council tax even though checkout report was done on the last date of notice. Keys handed back on the last day of notice expiring. Council says the tenants share the 100% discount as they cannot charge people council tax on two properties. My argument is then, I do not have to pay council tax on my vacant rental, as I am paying council tax on my own home? Taking this to court to be heard by a judge. Supplied council with relevant documents of notices. Still ignoring it. Anyone else have these issues?

    #2
    Councils can most definitely charge people Council Tax for 2 properties. Information seems erroneous.

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      #3
      What is your council's policy on empty rental property? I varies considerably from area to area. Ring the council up and ask them.

      Could well be that CT is due so you will have to pay it. This is the downside of not having tenants ready to move in straight away after the end of a tenancy. Usually there is some discount available unless you live in some of the more expensive areas of England and Wales.



      Freedom at the point of zero............

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        #4
        100% discount for 2 months then full council tax. I used 1 and a half of the allowance and they gave the tenants 2 weeks.
        The explanation I received from the council is that the council tax does not go with the property, but the people and therefor the tensnts are entitled to the 2 weeks. If no one lives in the property, then their rules are incongruant- cannot have it both ways- is it property or occupant?

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          #5
          Expecting council ( or central government or indeed EU - see Mr Fromage - ) rules to be rational, sensible & congruent is likely to lead to disappointment, tears & expense.
          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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            #6
            The councils reasoning is wrong.

            You can appeal here for free;
            http://www.valuationtribunal.gov.uk/Council_Tax.aspx

            But the councils conclusion is correct and before it gets to a hearing, someone who knows what they are talking about will give the correct reasoning and you will lose. (Correct reasoning is explained in the decisions link at the top of the linked page- takes some trawling through.)

            It is a very unfair situation but those are the rules.

            If you can be bothered, taking the council to VT will really annoy them though

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