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Council Tax for landlords

Who is liable for council tax?

If you are a landlord renting out a property, the responsibility for paying council tax depends on what sort of letting arrangement you have.

When is the tenant responsible?

The tenants are responsible for the council tax when you rent the whole of the property to one person or family, or to joint tenants. We send the bill to your tenants.

When is the landlord responsible?

If you rent out the property to several people, and they each have an individual tenancy agreement to occupy only part of the building you are responsible for paying the council tax. We send the bill to you.

Data privacy

We cannot give out information about any council tax account that does not belong to you regardless of whether or not you own the property.

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