Wealden District Council

Council Tax FAQs - Telling us that someone has died

Frequently asked questions about telling us that someone has died

Death of a member of the household

Question:

I pay the council tax but someone who lived with me has died.

Answer:

If someone that you lived with has died and now you are the only adult resident in a property, you can claim a 25% reduction in your council tax charge. If you think that you might be entitled to t...

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Death of the council tax payer

Question:

I need to tell you that a council tax payer has died.

Answer:

If someone who paid council tax has died and the property is now unoccupied it will be exempt. This exemption will last until probate has been granted and then for a maximum of 6 months afterwards....

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