Tenant and landlord responsibility
When is the tenant responsible?
Tenants are responsible for council tax when the whole of the property is rented to one person, family, or to joint tenants.
This bill will be sent to the tenants.
A tenant may be held liable for council tax for the full period of their tenancy, even if they have not yet occupied or have vacated the property.
When is the landlord responsible?
A landlord is responsible for council tax when the property is rented out to several people, and they each have an individual tenancy agreement to occupy only part of the building.
This bill will be sent to the landlord.
A landlord will be liable for council tax for any period the property is unoccupied and a tenancy agreement is not in place.
We cannot give out information about any council tax account that does not belong to you regardless of whether you own the property.