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.
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.
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.