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1 Dealing with Debt
3. Council Tax bill problems
If you haven't paid your Council Tax, the council will apply for a 'liability order' in the magistrates' court to get the money you owe. If the court grants the liability order, it will mean the council can apply to:
At this stage, it is worth checking whether you could ask for lower Council Tax payments, or whether you should have to pay Council Tax at all (Council Tax exemption). You may be able to reduce what you owe. For example:
There are other circumstances where you may not have to pay or you could get payments reduced. Contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau for more about this (see 'Further help' for details).
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Birmingham Settlement.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet Version: October 2019
CLS Legal Info Leaflets
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