If you move home you need to tell us as soon as possible so that we can make sure your council tax is correct

Tell us about your move online

Moving into a home if you’re a first time council tax payer

You’ve moved into a property and you didn’t previously pay council tax – for example, if you’ve moved out of your parents’ house into a property of your own:

You’ll need to tell us:

  • your name, and the names of anyone else who will be listed on the bill
  • your new address

If you have bought the property:

  • the date the sale completed
  • the name and new address of the previous owner, if you know

If you are renting the property:

  • the date your tenancy started
  • the name and address of the landlord or letting agent

Once you receive your first bill, you’ll need to decide how you want to pay 

Moving within Warrington

If you have moved from a property in Warrington where you paid council tax, to another property in Warrington where you will be paying council tax:

You’ll need to tell us:

  • your name, and the names of anyone else listed on the bill
  • your council tax account number
  • your old address, and the date you moved out
  • whether you left the old address furnished
  • your new address, and the date you moved in

If the property was sold:

  • the name and address of the solicitor
  • the name and old address of the buyer, if you know

If the property was rented:

  • the date your tenancy ended
  • the landlord or agent’s name and address
Moving into Warrington from outside of the borough

If you have moved to Warrington from another area:

You’ll need to tell us:

  • your name, and the names of anyone else who will be listed on the bill
  • your new address in Warrington

If you have bought the property:

  • the date the sale completed
  • the name and new address of the previous owner, if you know it

If you are renting the property:

  • the date your tenancy started
  • the name and address of the landlord or letting agent
Moving out of Warrington

If you are moving out of the borough to another area:

You’ll need to tell us:

  • your name, and the names of anyone else listed on the bill
  • your old address in Warrington
  • your new address

If you have sold the property:

  • the date the sale completed
  • the name and new address of the new owner, if you know

If you were renting the property:

  • the date your tenancy ended
  • the name and address of the landlord or letting agent
Purchased a home but not moving in

If you’ve bought or rented a home but you aren’t moving in straight away, you may still have to pay council tax for the property. Find out more about unoccupied and unfurnished properties and properties which are uninhabitable due to building or repair work.

 

If your account is in credit or in arrears after you move

If you move and there is a credit or arrears on your account we will:

  1. close the account
  2. write to everyone listed on the bill to explain what will happen next
  3. ask you to pay any outstanding amount
  4. or ask how you would like us to process the refund

Other things to think about when you move

If you move home or someone moves in and out of your property don’t forget that you may also need to report this to our benefits team if you claim housing benefit or council tax benefit.

You will also need to update the electoral register.

The Which? website has a handy moving house checklist.

If you have a Garden Waste subscription you will need to report your move through your MyWarrington account