Council tax in empty property

Hi,

I recently moved to a new flat, but I had around 1 month left on my contract of my old property. As a student I shouldn't need to pay council tax on my new flat as I'm living there, but what are the rules regarding the month of my old flat when I wasn't living there? Last time I moved I was charged for this time.

Thanks
RIck

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  • You can't claim exemption on two properties so payment will be due
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    RIckyC wrote: »
    Hi,

    I recently moved to a new flat, but I had around 1 month left on my contract of my old property. As a student I shouldn't need to pay council tax on my new flat as I'm living there, but what are the rules regarding the month of my old flat when I wasn't living there? Last time I moved I was charged for this time.

    Thanks
    RIck


    Unless the contract was formally ended then can be liable for the charge under the position taken in Leeds v Broadley applies. If you remain liable then no Class N exemption can be applied and the property would be treat was unoccupied.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a specialist Council Tax paralegal assisting landlords and Council Tax payers with council tax disputes and valuation tribunals. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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