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