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Council Tax Discounts

Times are tough and if you are struggling to make ends meet you might be wondering how you’re going to get through the next few months. If you think that you are going to be unable to pay your council taxes, there is a chance you could land yourself in debt if you don’t take pre-emptive action; there are steps that you can take to avoid further financial stress, and we can show you how.

  • Know your rights and your council tax liability based on your situation

Money is hard to come by these days and it is all too easy to get into debt. When bills go unpaid, for whatever reason, you’re likely to have a run in with a council tax bailiff. And the last thing you want at a time like this is for a bailiff to come to your door with a court order (If you’ve already heard from a bailiff, you should contact us right away). Council tax discounts could be the answer to your problems. Knowing whether you are eligible for an exemption or discount for council tax is tricky, but don’t worry. We’re here to help you, and all for free.

The fact that you can get discounts for council tax isn’t exactly well publicised. Like most reductions and exemptions you have to know what you’re looking for before you find it and unfortunately most people don’t know what they can look for.

But we’re here to listen, help and advise you on your possible paths of action. If there is a council tax discount that you’re eligible for, we will help you through the process of applying for it as quickly as we can.

“Bailiffs are very intimidating and don’t always tell you the truth, Chris cleared all their empty threats right up and made me feel a lot more confident that I and my family were going to be safe.” Ash Foat, West Lancs area

Discounts for Council Tax

If you are not under 18, and you live in a property by yourself you are the liable person (if you are living alone of course you may be eligible for council tax discounts), and you should receive a council tax bill.

If you live in a property with more than one person living there, a system then applies called the hierarchy of liability. The hierarchy of liability is used to work out who should be addressed when the bill is sent to the property. The person that fits the highest criteria will assume a position as a liable person.

  • Discounts for council tax could balance out your finances and finally get you on a sustainable path

If you believe that any of these apply to you and you’re interested in applying for council tax discounts but don’t know where you should start, you should contact us today and one of our friendly team members will be able to walk you through the necessary processes.

Even if you aren’t sure that these criteria apply to you, it is always good to question the amount of council tax you are paying. Did you know that over an estimated 400,000 homes in the UK are on the wrong tax band? That could be your home. You could be paying too much tax.

One of the easiest ways to find out if your tax band is wrong is to ask a neighbour who lives in a similar home. If they are in a lower band of tax than you, you are entitled to ask the council for a revaluation. This could lead to a reimbursement that spans as far back as 1993. If you’re disabled, there is no limit to how far back the reimbursement spans.

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Do I qualify for Council Tax discount?

If you are unsure whether you qualify for council tax discounts, one of the easiest ways to find out is to try your luck and apply. We can help you with this process. It is important that all of your information is factually correct and easily evidenced because false claims can result in fines or prison time. But you don’t need to worry about that. We’re here to make sure your application is perfect.

Debts are stressful, and whilst we’re sure you’re pulling your hair out at the idea of having to fill in more paperwork, rest assured that we will be there every step of the way.

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