If you fall behind with council tax payments, the council may apply to the magistrates’ court to make a ‘liability order’. This is a court order that states that you owe council tax but have not paid it. The council will also add on any court costs they have had to pay.If another person is also responsible for paying the bill, the council can ask for a liability order against both people. Once the council has obtained a liability order, there is no time limit for a bailiff to enforce it.
What powers come with a liability order?
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