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    • donkey388
    • By donkey388 11th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
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    Flat share - council tax liability
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
    Flat share - council tax liability 11th Sep 17 at 7:10 PM
    Hi all

    I'm currently renting a flat with someone (we're both on the tenancy agreement)

    He agreed that he'd sort out the concil tax - I've recently noticed that he's declaring single occupancy

    Can I be liable for this? The council tax is in his name
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Sep 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:22 PM
    Yes.

    You are jointly liable for the CT and if single person discount has been applied for you are both legally comitting fraud.
    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 11th Sep 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:31 PM
    Yes.

    You are jointly liable for the CT and if single person discount has been applied for you are both legally comitting fraud.
    Originally posted by G_M
    Unless one of you is a student.
    Ignore me if you like, it's not the real me anyway.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Sep 17, 7:41 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:41 PM
    Unless one of you is a student.
    Originally posted by Alter ego
    Good point. Or under 18.
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 11th Sep 17, 8:37 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:37 PM
    the fact you are both in occupation and under a single tenancy agreement (ie not renting individual rooms) means you are both jointly and severally liable for the CT irrespective whose name is actually on the bill itself.

    as mentioned above , short of being student or under 18 then council tax fraud is being committed for which you are as liable as he is.
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