If you think your bill is wrong in any way, you should tell the Council Tax office immediately. Unless you make an arrangement with the Council Tax office, you must continue to pay the amounts set out in your original bill until you are sent a new bill.
There is one Council Tax bill for each household, whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat, and whether it is rented or owned. To work out who has to pay for your home (or 'dwelling'), look down the list below. As soon as you reach a description that applies to someone responsible for your home, they will be responsible for paying the Council Tax bill.
A 'resident' is a person aged 18 years or over who lives in the dwelling as their only or main home.
This means that owner-occupiers or resident tenants usually have to pay the tax. If the property is empty, or it is no-one's main home, the owner is responsible for the bill.
But in some special cases the owner, not the resident, has to pay. These are:
If you live in such a dwelling, where the owner is liable, you do not have to pay the Council Tax. If your landlord is the person responsible, they might ask you to pay something towards the bill by increasing your rent, but the bill should be in the landlord's name.