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to know nothing about council tax?

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poshfrock Fri 31-Jan-14 07:52:37

Don't forget to get yourself added to the electoral roll. Call the council and ask for a form.

summermovedon Fri 31-Jan-14 07:28:28

I wouldn't rely on someone else to tell utilities and council about new person at address. It is always the responsibility of the new tenant. The best that can happen if you let your LL interfere is that everyone gets confused and you have a massive bill to pay off. Also with the council tax the longer you leave it the bigger the monthly bill, as they will work out an average for the remaining months of the financial year, so you may have 5 months worth squeezed into 3 or 4. So for example pay £100 a month instead of £80.

ctaxescapee Fri 31-Jan-14 02:57:01

There are absolutely no time limits for notifying the council. In fact there is no obligation for you to tell the council you have moved in as it's not in the legislation - it's up to them to find you and bill you. However the longer you delay the bigger your monthly instalments will be.

gallicgirl Thu 30-Jan-14 22:39:01

I can calculate the bill for you if you want to pm me the council, band and date you moved in.

Seriously, don't worry about the time limit.

Mamafratelli Thu 30-Jan-14 22:21:08

Don't worry. Call in the morning and give them your moving in date.

LoveWine Thu 30-Jan-14 22:14:54

You can call within reasonable time of movng in ( I called after a week) and they will juat aak to. Oncirm the move in date so they can calculate the tax. Just call them when you can.

gamerchick Thu 30-Jan-14 22:07:33

Just give them a ring tomorrow. I doubt that it'll be much anyroad.. ours is paid up till the next lot starts.

AtAmber Thu 30-Jan-14 22:05:45

It's fine to tell them in the next few days. I took a phone call from someone today to register for Council Tax. He moved in in august!

JennaJayne Thu 30-Jan-14 22:01:07

The agents refused to do it. confused

JennaJayne Thu 30-Jan-14 22:00:29

Ok, I'll give them a call.

It that one needs to tell them literally the day one moves in? Is it Ok to tell them within a week or so of moving in as well? The reason I ask is that I've already been at the property for a couple of days and just in case I can't call tomorrow, it will be Monday by the time I inform them.

gallicgirl Thu 30-Jan-14 22:00:17

There's no time limit. You'll be charged from the day your tenancy started to 31 March. If you are the only adult in the property you will get a 25% discount.

You can work it out yourself if you know what band your house is. You can find this at

specialsubject Thu 30-Jan-14 21:59:11

the agents probably have done it - except the phone which must be done by you. Your task now is to register online for the bills (much easier) and then check if you are on the cheapest tariffs for you. Comparison sites time - except water where there's no choice.

Bloodyteenagers Thu 30-Jan-14 21:55:30

Call ct tomorow. They will advice you. That long ago since i moved in, sure I had to notify them, just like all the other utilities and set up payment plans.

JennaJayne Thu 30-Jan-14 21:53:18

I already have a TV license and the other bills were set up for me by the agents (so they claim).

JennaJayne Thu 30-Jan-14 21:51:52

The council tax page doesn't explain this side of things ie; when to inform council and whether I have to do it or the landlord and if there is a deadline.

HungryHorace Thu 30-Jan-14 21:47:24

Don't buy a TV licence til Saturday, otherwise you'll pay for a whole month for one day. I was stung like that before. :-/

But just call the council to tell them. There's only 2 months to pay this financial year, then you'll be billed again for the next year.

specialsubject Thu 30-Jan-14 21:38:13

you tell them the date you moved in and they will calculate tax from there and send you a bill. You can pay in 10 or 12 installments.

don't forget all the other stuff: gas (if you have it), electric, phone/broadband, TV licence, water, insurance.

DinoDog Thu 30-Jan-14 21:28:25

You can usually inform them online that you've moved in, otherwise there will be a phone number you can call in the morning if you look on the website.

bluebirdonmyshoulder Thu 30-Jan-14 21:26:51

Why don't you look at the council tax page on your council's website?

JennaJayne Thu 30-Jan-14 21:25:26

I have just rented a flat and I moved in a couple of days ago. Can someone please tell me how soon I am supposed to notify the council?! Is there a time limit? My landlord said she would have do it, but she isn't going to be in town for another 4 days. Shall I ring the council in the meantime?

I just don't want to get into trouble for not paying on time sad

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