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If you lived in a property for 23 years but not the owner,

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if you lived in a property for 23 years but not the owner, and her carer for the last 5 years of her live. council tax form filled in by family and signed by property owner or the family. i have not seen the form. after the lady passed away i am being taken to court by the council fore 4 years back tax as the owner was claiming single occupancy
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 4 months ago.

On what basis are they saying you are liable to pay the council tax if she was the one paying it?

Michael

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I did not know she was claiming for a single occupant .so council say I'm liable for the debt .I think it should be the executors of the property is that true
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 4 months ago.

She would be the "liable" person to pay the council tax and since the debt arose during her lifetime it would be a debt of her estate.

The liable person to pay tax is usually the owner or tenant if renting , if a couple live there both are "liable".

Since none of these apply I think the council are trying it on.

I hope this assists if there are any further points please reply I will be happy to respond.

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Best wishes

Michael

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