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mh1111
11-04-2007, 00:02 AM
If a property let out on a single AST which is a HMO by definition, whose name does the council tax need to be in - the tenants or landlords?

Editor
13-04-2007, 10:05 AM
In a normal HMO situation - mulitple occupants in a single property, normally shared facilities - the landlord pays the Council Tax (collected through rents) and he is accountable to the council for all his tenants' comings and goings.

jeffrey
13-04-2007, 10:09 AM
L can decide:
a. to collect CT within rent (ie rent figure is fixed high so as to incorporate amount of CT, not itself separately identified); or
b. to reserve in Agreement two types of rent: true rent PLUS a second sum equal to amount of CT. This latter MUST be reserved as rent if L wants ability to treat T's non-payment as rent arrears.