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When someone dies

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

Please visit Tell Us Once where you will be able to report to most government organisations in one go that someone has died. You will then only need to tell us once probate is granted and 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.