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Landlords, Council Tax and squatters

The issue of Council Tax liability in respect of squatters is a question that comes up from time to time with landlords. Can someone who is squatting be held liable for the Council Tax charge or should the landlord be responsible for the charge ?. Can a squatter be liable for Council Tax  ? Can… Read More »

Council Tax liability for landlords

Council Tax liability for landlords can be a confusing issue however there are a few simple considerations which can ensure that the Council Tax liability has been correctly determined and you are not caught out with any large, backdated, Council Tax demand. What is Council Tax liability ? Liability is the term used to describe… Read More »

Landlord’s Council Tax liability on tenanted property

Landlords are subject to the standard Council Tax rules regarding liability and payment however there are occasionally some extra rules which can apply and for which landlords needs to be aware. Council Tax for tenanted properties Where a landlord rents out a property then the tenant of the property is usually liable for the Council… Read More »

Council Tax and Valuation Tribunals

Although day to day determinations on Council Tax are made by your Local Authority theses decisions are able to be challenged. You do not have to accept it and the Valuation Tribunal Service provide a route by which this can be done. Who are the Valuation Tribunal Service ? The Valuation Tribunal Service are a… Read More »

How do I appeal my Council Tax charge to a Valuation Tribunal ?

If you have a Council Tax dispute or problem and you are unable to come to a mutual agreement with the Local Authority then the Valuation Tribunal Service is there to help you. As an independent body the Valuation Tribunal Service, rather than the Valuation Office Agency, offer a formal Council Tax appeal route to… Read More »

Do you have to pay council tax if you’re on benefits ?

Do you have to pay council tax if you’re on benefits ? Just because you are in receipt of state benefits or on a limited income you are not specifically excluded from having to pay Council Tax. Council Tax legislation does not take account of whether a person has the funds or ability to make… Read More »

Landlords are being hit significantly by Council Tax HMO changes

LGFA92 have been seeing a recent increase in the number of local and national HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) landlords who have been receiving a nasty surprise from the Valuation Office Agency and their Local Authority. It is becoming apparent that an increasing number of HMO owning landlords have been receiving backdated Council Tax demands… Read More »

How much council tax do I have to pay ?

Council Tax is charge which varies depending on the location of the property, it’s value and your personal circumstances. It can be confusing at times but LGFA92 are here to help you. Bands and Location Each residential dwelling is issued with its own Council Tax band by the Valuation Office Agency. The Valuation Office Agency… Read More »

Notifying the council of a change in Council Tax liability

Good quality help with your Council Tax dispute can be hard to come across – there’s a lack of independent, expert, places where you can get the help you need however LGFA92 are here to change that. Using our expert knowledge we can assist and guide you through your Council Tax problems to try to… Read More »

Excellent Council Tax help is hard to get

Expert help with your Council Tax dispute can be very difficult to come across – there’s always been a lack of independent, expert, places where you can get the help you need however LGFA92 are here to change that. Using our expert Council Tax knowledge we can assist and guide you through your Council Tax… Read More »