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Experience:  Solicitor LLB (Hons) 23 years of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law
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I have a tenancy agreement which was drawn up via a

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I have a tenancy agreement which was drawn up via a reputable rental agency, and have been residing in the property for over a year. My rented home is a small cottage in the grounds of my landlord. The rent includes "all bills" so is all inclusive. Recently my landlord was visited by the Distruct Valuer on behalf of the Local Council Office as the property had not been listed separately as a dwelling subject to council tax so my landlord had not informed the local council that he had a second separate home on his grounds. I received a bill for 1 years back dated Council Tax and my Landlord refuses to pay this or reduce my rent in accordance with the terms of my contract which clearly states "all bills included". Can I deduct the council tax payment from the monthly rent? I have spoken to the letting agent agent who says the Lanlord has a contract with me which includes all bills and he has to agree to honour this as he is in breach of my tennancy agreement. I think my Landlord is beginning to realise this now, but the Council Tax bill is in my name and not his. What can I do? What is your opinion?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks for your enquiry. Just so I can answer you fully, could you let me have the clause in the Agreement which stipulates that your Landlord is responsible for paying all the bills relating to your property? Thanks Al

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you need a quote from the agreement or the actual contract. I only have a hard copy?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe it s better via a phone call
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

HI, I do need the actual wording. If you could email me the whole Agreement, that would be great. If not, could you just type out the appropriate wording of the clause? Failing that, I'm happy to chat on the phone. I look forward to hearing from you. Al

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