Empty properties following the death of a resident
Dealing with administration following the death of a person can be difficult and our Council Tax Team are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 03450 450 064 if we can be of any assistance with regard to Council Tax.
When the liable person of a property passes away and the Executors of the Estate become responsible for the empty property, it may be exempt from Council Tax. This exemption can last until 6 months after probate has been granted or letters of administration have been made.
Once the 6-month limit has expired, the full charge will be due.
- If somebody moves into the property or the property is sold or ownership is transferred, the exemption will end and the resident/owner will become liable for the Council Tax.
- In the situation where the property was jointly owned, the Council Tax liability will pass to the surviving owner and a full charge will be due from the date of death.
Please notify us that someone has passed away. You can give us notification that someone has passed away online.
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