Tell us about a change that affects your Council Tax

If a resident has passed away

If someone has passed away, it is important that you let us know. You can do this by using our online form.

Tell us if someone has passed away


As you may be aware, Council Tax may be payable in respect of unoccupied dwellings. However, in the case of a deceased’s estate, no Council Tax will be payable whilst probate or letters of administration are awaited. If the property is unoccupied and un-furnished, an exemption is awarded which will continue until either:

  • The tenancy end date
  • Probate is granted

From the date of probate:

  • If the property has been transferred to beneficiaries they will become liable to pay the Council Tax, and a new account will be set up in their name
  • If the property remains unoccupied and in the hands of the executors the exemption can continue for a further six months. Once this period has ended the full Council Tax will then become payable and a bill will be issued to the executors.
  • If the property remains unoccupied and unfurnished for a period of 2 years after the exemption has ended the full charge plus 100% will become payable, (+200% after 5 years). 

Tell us about probate