Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • cass60
    • By cass60 12th May 18, 2:39 PM
    • 1Posts
    • 0Thanks
    cass60
    council tax student at home
    • #1
    • 12th May 18, 2:39 PM
    council tax student at home 12th May 18 at 2:39 PM
    Our son who lives at home with parents is a full time student with mental health problems including ASD.Can we insist he pays the council tax at least and put the council tax bill in his name? As a student is he entitled to an exemption?
Page 1
    • CIS
    • By CIS 12th May 18, 3:20 PM
    • 10,493 Posts
    • 6,059 Thanks
    CIS
    • #2
    • 12th May 18, 3:20 PM
    • #2
    • 12th May 18, 3:20 PM
    Our son who lives at home with parents is a full time student with mental health problems including ASD.Can we insist he pays the council tax at least and put the council tax bill in his name? As a student is he entitled to an exemption?
    Originally posted by cass60
    Not sure what the aim of what you are wanting to achieve is ? Council Tax liability is determined only be legislation.

    No you can't unless he has a highest legal interest in the property (i.e he was the sole owner or sole tenant). If he was the sole owner or sole tenant he would be responsible for paying the council tax charge for the household - unless the two parents could find a way to be disregarded for council tax purposes then there can be no discounts applied either, even allowing for the son being a full time student.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax specialist. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,756Posts Today

7,537Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • It's the start of mini MSE's half term. In order to be the best daddy possible, Im stopping work and going off line? https://t.co/kwjvtd75YU

  • RT @shellsince1982: @MartinSLewis thanx to your email I have just saved myself £222 by taking a SIM only deal for £7.50 a month and keeping?

  • Today's Friday twitter poll: An important question, building on yesterday's important discussions: Which is the best bit of the pizza...

  • Follow Martin