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Just got an email from my landlord saying i have to pay 200£ in council tax, I'm just about to graduate and my course finished like 3 weeks ago.... If anyone can tell me if this is correct or not i'll be grateful thanks !
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Hi,
Just got an email from my landlord saying i have to pay 200£ in council tax, I'm just about to graduate and my course finished like 3 weeks ago.... If anyone can tell me if this is correct or not i'll be grateful thanks !
Students dont pay council tax, however it depends on the offical end date of your course.

Contact your local council office to discuss this, dont do it through your landlord as it doesnt actually involve them.
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Students dont pay council tax, however it depends on the offical end date of your course.

Contact your local council office to discuss this, dont do it through your landlord as it doesnt actually involve them.
My course ended on like 20th May. Basically my landlord has paid the council tax and is saying we have to pay him back, I just don't feel this is legit, as I havnt graduated nor am I employed! thankyou I'll call them
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You're still a student even though your course finished. As if you wanted to claim things like jsa etc you cant do this until sept.
So you shouldn't have to pay council tax.
I had this problem and I explained my official course end date, and graduation date...had to get proof from uni though :/ best of luck!

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My course ended on like 20th May. Basically my landlord has paid the council tax and is saying we have to pay him back, I just don't feel this is legit, as I havnt graduated nor am I employed! thankyou I'll call them
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If your landlord is chasing you for it rather than the council, there's not must point talking to the council. If your landlord mentioned it to you previously I don't think you've got any option other than to pay, I don't think it's likely that your landlord will get a council tax rebate.

If you landlord hasn't mentioned it and this is the first you've heard about it you need to talk to them and explain the situation.
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My course officially ends on June 20 so from that point I lose the council tax discount. Obviously different for other unis. Contact your council office and ask what date they have for your course end then contact your uni to verify if it's correct or not.

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Your landlord should have provided proof to the council that a student was occupying his property (your university can provide this for you). Some universities forward lists of students local councils so they don't have to provide evidence to show they are eligible not to pay it. Check with your university and your landlord.
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This email is the first time I've heard of it. I can't afford to pay so I won't be paying it.
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If your landlord is chasing you for it rather than the council, there's not must point talking to the council. If your landlord mentioned it to you previously I 'don't think you've got any option other than to pay, I don't think it's likely that your landlord will get a council tax rebate.

If you landlord hasn't mentioned it and this is the first you've heard about it you need to talk to them and explain the situation.
The situation is that it's already been paid by my landlord ( no idea why he's done it without discussing it first). Secondly I don't have proof that this is even the case just his word as I havent even seen this letter.

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You're still a student even though your course finished. As if you wanted to claim things like jsa etc you cant do this until sept.
So you shouldn't have to pay council tax.
I had this problem and I explained my official course end date, and graduation date...had to get proof from uni though :/ best of luck!

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If your landlord is chasing you for it rather than the council, there's not must point talking to the council. If your landlord mentioned it to you previously I don't think you've got any option other than to pay, I don't think it's likely that your landlord will get a council tax rebate.

If you landlord hasn't mentioned it and this is the first you've heard about it you need to talk to them and explain the situation.
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In which case I bet your landlord finds a way of getting it back through your tenancy deposit.
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If all occupants are full-time students then it should be council tax exempt. If someone in the house isn't a full-time student, then you do have to pay council tax, however how that is divided amongst yourselves is down to the house mates.
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(Original post by GPH92)
This email is the first time I've heard of it. I can't afford to pay so I won't be paying it.

The situation is that it's already been paid by my landlord ( no idea why he's done it without discussing it first). Secondly I don't have proof that this is even the case just his word as I havent even seen this letter.
You are a student until the official end date of your course. After this date you are liable for council tax, whether you're working or not.

Any correspondence regarding council tax would go to the property, not the landlord.
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(Original post by GPH92)
My course ended on like 20th May. Basically my landlord has paid the council tax and is saying we have to pay him back, I just don't feel this is legit, as I havnt graduated nor am I employed! thankyou I'll call them
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it definitley is, your not a student from the moment your course finishes, you can go on JSA any time now. Its definiltley not based on employment! I'm in a similar position, if you are the only non student you can get a 25% discount, if you go on JSA you may get some other kind of discount.
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