Council Tax information for landlords
Responsibility for paying Council Tax depends on what sort of letting arrangement you have set up.
If you rent out the whole property to one person or family, it is their responsibility to pay the Council Tax and a bill will be sent to them.
If you rent out the whole property to more than one person, but they are joint tenants, in most circumstances it is their responsibility to pay the Council Tax and a bill will be sent to them.
If you rent out a property to several people and they each have an individual tenancy agreement with you, the property is classed as House in Multiple Occupation for Council Tax purposes. You, as the landlord, will be responsible for paying the Council Tax and you will get the bill.
Empty property while you look for new tenants?
If the property is unfurnished then it would be exempt from Council Tax. If it is furnished then you must pay Council Tax. These exemptions are normally limited to 6 months.