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On Aug 1 2015 entered 6 month agreement with tenants on 6

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On Aug 1 2015 entered 6 month agreement with tenants on 6 month shorthold tenancy.Non payment of rent meant we started eviction proceedings in Dec 15. On Feb 14 2016 tenants told council they had moved out. Tenants did not move out until April 14 2016. Because the tenants did not hand over keys letting agents said I could not take possession of the property at that time as they said tenants still technically in possession. On July 7 2016 i was given permission to take possession of property.
Council say I am responsible for council tax from Feb 14. I am in dispute with council
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

You are responsible for rent from the time you take possession.

Even if the tenants leave you don't have possession until until I have a court order or you physically take possession.

Therefore you are only liable from July.

Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi so I should not be liable for council tax until the date of possession which was given to me by the letting agents and their solictors
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The reason for me requesting clarity is that you said "rent" and not "council tax" in your reply
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 9 months ago.

Sorry that was auto correct. Yes it is council tax.

Does that clairfy?

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thanks.

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