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    • GMW333
    • By GMW333 18th Oct 16, 8:10 PM
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    Do I have to pay council tax?
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:10 PM
    Do I have to pay council tax? 18th Oct 16 at 8:10 PM
    I have just moved in with my boyfriend who is doing a masters. He is the only one on the tenancy agreement so is exempt from paying council tax due to his student status. As a result we haven't had any letters through regarding council tax payments.

    Now that I live with him and have just gained full-time employment do I have to pay council tax eventhough I'm not on the rental agreement?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • boliston
    • By boliston 18th Oct 16, 8:13 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:13 PM
    I have just moved in with my boyfriend who is doing a masters. He is the only one on the tenancy agreement so is exempt from paying council tax due to his student status. As a result we haven't had any letters through regarding council tax payments.

    Now that I live with him and have just gained full-time employment do I have to pay council tax eventhough I'm not on the rental agreement?

    Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by GMW333
    He could be in breach of his lease - this could be more of a worry.
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 18th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
    I have just moved in with my boyfriend who is doing a masters. He is the only one on the tenancy agreement so is exempt from paying council tax due to his student status. As a result we haven't had any letters through regarding council tax payments.

    Now that I live with him and have just gained full-time employment do I have to pay council tax eventhough I'm not on the rental agreement?

    Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by GMW333
    Yes but there is a 25% discount as there is a sole liable adult.

    There has been a liability for the tax since you moved in so expect the council to ask you for that date.

    The bill will come in your boyfriend's name as he is higher up the hierarchy of liabilities than you, i.e he is a tenant, you are not.

    You may also qualify for council tax relief, for which every local authority has their own scheme
    Last edited by fatbelly; 18-10-2016 at 10:07 PM.
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