Do I need to Pay council Tax in my student accommodation?
Students in full time education are exempt from having to pay council tax – Hooray!
We have already applied for the exemption for the student properties with Plymouth City Council. Every year the council check a selection of houses to confirm that the residents are still entitled to the discount. When this happens, we have to supply the tenants’ names and course details. Occasionally we may need to ask a tenant to get a letter from the University or College confirming their full time student status.
If a tenant leaves their course or is no longer a student, then they will need to pay council tax. There is a 25% discount available if it’s just one person paying.
Plymouth City council give a bit more detail on their classification of a student as below:
You're a student if you're:
If a council tax bill is received at a property, please email a scan of the letter to our office so we can take any action needed.