Council Tax - Rolling Tenancy

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Has anyone else been "stung" by the situation that arises when a tenant serves notice just after their fixed term is over so in effect the contract has become rolling- They say they are moving into their new place on sat the first of the month but not ending their contract until say the 22nd to give them selves time to move out.. for these 3 weeks they still have a contract in place but its no longer deemed their primary residence and council tax liability then switches back to the Landlord.. (this is what the council told me)

Seems remarkably unfair.. :(

Tenants are liable to pay the council tax up until the end of a fixed-term tenancy. After the end of a fixed-term tenancy the tenancy becomes a periodic or ‘rolling’ tenancy and we can only charge the tenants while they remain resident in the property and it is their main residence. This is because rolling tenancies are a non-secure tenancy and we do not deem the tenant to have a material interest in the property at this stage. 'Material interest' is defined as “a freehold interest or a leasehold interest which was granted for a term of six months or more” in Section 6 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
15/03/2016 17:15

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