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I live in a HMO, where I rent a locked room and have access

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I live in a HMO, where I rent a locked room and have access to shared facilities, a new tenant moved in and since then the council have been to visit claiming the council tax has not been paid. I thought that since the house was a HMO the landlord was liable. The visitor took a copy of a rental agreement a photographed the locks on the doors. I am worried that they will try and make me liable for the council tax (they saw my agreement as other people were out), is this possible, and am I liable? how do I proceed from here?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

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Does the tenancy agreement say the landlord is liable for council tax?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the particulars state that all bills and council tax are included in the rent.there's a list of check boxes saying what is included and not included and bills / ctax are marked "included"
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

OK, then you dont need to worry. If the Landlord has NOT paid the Council tax then you are not liable.

It is a matter between the Council and Landlord.

Therefore you are not liable.

Even if, for whatever reason, you decided to pay the Council Tax you could deduct it from the rent.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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