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Here we go again ........

I just got a text from one of my housemates. "I have a problem, I am no longer going to be a student next year and can't afford to pay for peoples council tax". I don't know about the others I'm supposed to be living with, but I'm not sure if I can afford the council tax......


If you are a student you are exempt. If the landlord is renting out _separate rooms_ of the house I think technically it is the landlord's problem (although there may be something in your contract to override that). Ask your next-door neighbours what the council tax is like.

Ummm... I'm not from here so I don't know anything else. Sowwy.
The whole house is being rented, not rooms.

So, either we're finding a new housemate, or we've got to find the £150 odd per month between the 4 of us.

Unfortunatly if 1 person in the house isn't a student, about 50 or 75% of the council tax has to be payed, even if there are 3 students there.

It is OUR problem, not the landlords, I went through this farce last year, but since there were only three of us in the house last year, it was significantly cheaper.

Anyway, could be worse. < whine > For the second year in a row I'm paying the council tax for my flat with... a 75% exemption. Next flatmate will either be liable for council tax or will be informed that it costs me around £400 pounds a year to have a student as a flatmate and that I'm not prepared to pay this. < / whine >

Anyway, what's this "50%" thing? :)

Being sneaky

Just dont tell them that he is living there, the rest of you submit the forms to become exempt and Bob's your mothers brother.

Re: Being sneaky

It's through an agency, that's not possible.

August 2010

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