Council tax on empty property!

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My mother passed away from covid at the beginning of April. She paid her council tax by monthly direct debit, she was 95. We have just had a bill for this year addressed to myself and 3 sisters. We were under the impression that we had 6 months grace! Not sure now? 

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  • elmer
    elmer Posts: 908 Forumite
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    Did your Mother own the property when she died or did you and your sisters?
    If it was you then there is no exemption allowed after your mothers death

    elmer
  • CIS
    CIS Posts: 12,260 Forumite
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    Wally1250 said:
    My mother passed away from covid at the beginning of April. She paid her council tax by monthly direct debit, she was 95. We have just had a bill for this year addressed to myself and 3 sisters. We were under the impression that we had 6 months grace! Not sure now? 
    Only in certain cases - as mentioned above who owned the property and who lived there ?
    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.
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    Which LA is it? 
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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