Dodgy council tax letter?
in Reclaiming mortgage fees, council tax, etc
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Hello! something quite weird happened. I moved to a new property in June this year and right away registered online for the council taxes and paid a first installment. Last week I received 2 letters supposedly from the council. One for this house, and one for another, random house I don't own. Puzzled, we asked the previous owner of this house whether perhaps that her new property? Well...guess what, it's not her new property, it's a property that she WANTED to buy but the sale fell through. How on earth would the council connect this house that our old property owner wanted to buy, to us?? Also the other fishy thing is my name is misspelled on the letter, but not on the website of the council, in my own account. So weird ?!
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The most likely is as Lincroft has mentioned. I've seen it happen many times with both rentals and sales/purchases where people have jumped the gun, told the council, and it's then fallen flat around them.