Council tax Council tax information for private landlords and managing agents

If you rent out a property, the responsibility for paying council tax depends on your letting arrangement.

The tenant(s) are responsible for the council tax when you rent the whole of the property to one person, a family, or to joint tenants. We send the bill to your tenant(s). 

The landlord is responsible when you rent out the property to several people who have individual tenancy agreements to occupy only part of the building - a 'house in multiple occupation' (HMO). We send the bill to you. 

Tell us about tenancy changes so we can send accurate council tax bills quickly.

If your property is a HMO, or it's in an area designated for selective licensing, you may need a licence to rent it out. Check if you need a licence

If you are selling your property complete the change of address form

Report a problem with your bill.

You are advised to establish lawful use of your premises under planning legislation. Contact the Council's Planning and Building Control departments for advice at: and

See how much Council Tax we charge for empty properties (including second homes).

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