Depending on the dates of your course and your tenancy, there may be a period for which you will be liable for council tax as you are only exempt from it for the period when you are a full-time student.
- If you are a full time student, you will have a student exemption certificate to prove this so you should not be charged council tax.
- If you are in your final year of study, the council will charge you council tax from the date your course officially ends until the last day of your contract.
- You do not qualify as a full-time student between a foundation course and your first year, or between an undergraduate course and a postgraduate course.
- If you are a first year student, or changing from a foundation course to a degree course, you will be charged council tax between the contract start and the start of your course.
Please note that any council tax due is payable by the tenant. Please take the above information as a guide only, we suggest you consult the council yourself for further guidance.