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When someone dies

We understand that there are a lot of things to do when someone dies.

The earlier you contact us after someone dies, the sooner we can adjust their council tax account. We will need to know:

  • The date the person died (if possible a copy of the death certificate)
  • Whether the person who died was a tenant or the owner of the property
  • The name and address of the executor or solicitors
  • The date furniture is removed from the property
  • The date probate is granted, if applied for
  • The date of any subsequent sale or transfer into the beneficiaries names, and the purchaser(s) details.

If you are the executor or administrator of the estate, and the deceased person's property is unoccupied, you won't have to pay council tax whilst probate or letters of administration are being sought. If the property remains empty you will not be charged for up to six months following the date of the grant but after this the council tax will be charged at the full rate.

Please email providing as much information as possible. An exemption form is available in Related Downloads, which you can print and post back to us.