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Students and Council Tax

When does a final year (unemployed) student stop being regarded as a student with regard to council tax exemption? My friend (who is a foreign student at Dundee university) has a rental contract terminating 30 June but has been told he ceased being a student on the day of his last class in May and is therefore liable for council tax for one month. This seems ludicrous to me!

Asked on Jun 26 2015, Renting in Dundee | Report content

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  • In my experience a student stops being a student council tax-wise on the first day after their final term ends. That was the case with my partner who finished University on the final day of May this year. He was considered a non-student from the 1st June. It's not ludicrous in the slightest, they're not a student anymore. Council tax is barely anything, especially being only for one month. They can always apply for a council tax reduction due to low income if it is too much for them. I always assumed my partner would count as a non-student once his final term ended. He was no longer, in any way, a student.

    Answered on Jul 10 2015, Report content

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