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Who Pays

Person(s) named on the Council Tax Bill:

The person or people named on the front of the bill is/are responsible for paying the Council Tax for the property. This will be the person who falls into the first category that applies in the following list:

  1. Resident owner - someone who owns the property and lives in it
  2. Resident tenant - someone who rents the property and lives in it.
  3. Sub-tenant - someone who rents the property and lives in it.
  4. A resident
  5. The owner - if the property is not subject to a lease and no-one lives in the property.

 

Two or more Person(s) Jointly Liable:

If there are two or more owners or tenants, they will be jointly responsible for paying the Council Tax, even if we only send the bill to one of them.

If:

  • you have a husband or wife, or you live with someone as if you were married
  • you and someone else are joint owners/tenants of a property

you are both, individually and together, responsible for making sure that your Council Tax is paid in full.

This includes same sex couples who have entered into a Civil Partnership or those who live together as a couple but who have not entered into a Civil Partnership.