Changes to council tax mean landlords liable when in periodic!

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We have just been charged the council tax because a tenant chose to have two dwellings. The tenant held a tenancy which in the last 2 months went into rolling periodic because he bought a house. He told council tax he moved straight into that house and the council have billed the owner from when he left the rented house even though they didn't have possession.

I have called LEEDS council and they confirmed that it correct due to new rules and case law. Unless its a fixed term contract the owner is liable if the tenant leaves. Obviously we cannot force tenants to be in a fixed term and the RLA AST provides for it to turn into a periodic so what do we do?
08/01/2014 14:19

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