If you own a property and rent it to tenants you are required to notify us when there is a change of occupancy.Details required are:
We may ask that you supply copies of the tenancy agreements to substantiate the information.
Please note that for any period between tenancies you will be made responsible for council tax payments.
There is no discount for an unoccupied property so full Council Tax is payable for any unoccupied period.
Slough Borough Council will need information about any tenants in your rented property so that we can decide who is liable for the Council Tax. The Council Tax law says that a person who appears to be the owner, managing agent or resident of a dwelling must give us this information if he/she has got it (Regulation 3 of the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992).
We therefore need to know about any changes in tenants, any unoccupied periods, and the details of your tenant’s tenancy agreements - whether they are on fixed-term tenancies or periodic (‘rolling’) tenancies.
Information we need:
Please contact us to provide information, or if you need information that you cannot find on our website.
Tenants have to pay council tax for the property they rent if it’s their only or main home (their 'sole or main residence').
If the property is a House in Multiple Occupation (HIMO), the owner will usually be responsible for paying.
Properties that are classed as a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HIMO)
As a general guide, we would usually class the following residences as a HIMO:
These are examples only and there may be other types of property which meet the definition of a HIMO.
You must let us know if you believe that your property could be classed as a House in Multiple Occupation.