My partner and I have a joint tenancy agreement on our flat and are both named on the Council Tax bill. He is a full-time student and exempt from paying Council Tax. Should I be entitled to a single person’s discount?
You are entitled to a single occupier discount. Your partner will need to provide a certificate to the local authority confirming he is a full-time student, at which point you will become entitled to the discount which is 25 per cent of your Council Tax bill. You will only be entitled to that discount while your partner remains a full-time student and once he completes his course and leaves full-time education he will need to inform the Council of his new situation.
* Emyr Pierce is Managing Director of Emyr Pierce Solicitors in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Western Mail Conveyancer of the Year, specialising in Domestic and Commercial Property. Contact www.emyrpierce.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org