Advising Us of a Death
Please have the following information to hand when you contact us:
- The name and address of the person who has died
- The date they passed away
- Whether this property is occupied and if so who by
- Whether this property was rented and if so, the name of the landlord
- The name and address of the executors of the estate
What happens to any outstanding bills?
If there is another person living in the property they will become responsible for paying the Council Tax.
If the deceased person lived alone there will normally an exemption from paying Council Tax until the date that Probate or Letters of Administration are granted.
The exemption will apply for the maximum period of 6 months after probate or letters of administration are granted as long as the property remains empty. After this period ends the estate will be responsible for paying the Council Tax as long as the property remains empty.
We require the following information when it becomes available:
- The date that the person passed away (we need a copy of death certificate).
- The name and address of any solicitor acting in the Administration of the estate
- The name and address of the executor
- The date that Probate/Letters of Administration are granted (a copy of this is required).
- If the property is sold, the date of sale and the name and address of the new owner
- If the property is transferred to another person, the name and address of that person and the exact date of transfer
- If the property is let, the name and previous address of the tenant(s) and the date that the tenancy commenced
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