Council Tax - when an adult has died

We understand how difficult it is when you are dealing with a bereavement.  We need to know when an adult from your home has died so that we can make sure you only pay the right amount of Council Tax and no more.

You must also register the death separately. 

  1. Check you have the right form!

    The form on this tab is for situations when the property is still inhabited.
  2. 1. About you
  3. 2. About the deceased
  4. 3. About the Council Tax account
  5. The person(s) named here may become liable for the Council Tax bill. We will make a final decision.

  6. 4. Confirmation
  7. Please confirmRequired

When an adult has died and someone continues to live at the property, we need to know who has died and who is dealing with their estate. We also need to know in whose name the Council Tax bill will be.

If only one adult remains in the home they may be eligible for a single person discount.

Claim a single person discount

To make sure that you are paying the right amount of Council Tax and no more:

Check Council Tax discounts and reductions

  1. Check you have the right form!

    The form on this tab is for situations when the property is left uninhabited.
  2. 1. About you
  3. 2. About the deceased
  4. Has probate been granted?Required
  5. We may write to you for proof of probate.
  6. 3. About the Council Tax account
  7. The person(s) named here may become liable for the Council Tax bill. We will make a final decision.

  8. 4. About the property
  9. Did the deceased rent the property or own it?Required
  10. 5a. If property was owned by the deceased
  11. Only fill in this section if the deceased was not renting the property
  12. Is the property currently furnished?
  13. 5b. If deceased was renting the property
  14. Only fill in this section if the deceased was renting the property
  15. 6. Confirmation
  16. Please confirmRequired

When an adult has died and nobody else lives at the property, it is exempt until probate or letters of administration have been granted.

Once they have been granted, providing the property remains unoccupied, the exemption can be awarded for a further 6 months, but each case will be looked at on its own merits.

After this time a full Council Tax charge is payable.

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