Council Tax non-payment

Contact us as soon as you get into arrears. We understand that you might be late paying for a reason.

Email counciltax@wandsworth.gov.uk and we will try to help you if we can.

Council Tax collection guidance.

Reminders

Why you received a reminder?

You have received a reminder, as you have not paid your instalment on or before the day it is due.

What should I do?

You must make sure you make the requested payment immediately.

If we don't receive the payment within seven days of the date of the reminder, you will lose your right to pay by instalments; you must pay the entire year's bill in full within a further seven days otherwise a summons can be issued.

Second reminder

Why have I received a second reminder?

You have received a second reminder, as you have not paid another instalment within seven days on or before the day it is due.

What should I do?

If you fail to pay this within seven days, you will lose the right to pay by instalments without any further notice. You will then be issued a summons if you fail to pay the balance in full for the entire year after 14 days from the Second Reminder.

This will be your final chance, no further reminders will be issued throughout the Council Tax year.

Final notice

Why have I received a final notice?

As you have received two reminders, and have fallen into arrears for a third time, a Final Notice has been issued demanding the entire balance for the year.

What should I do?

You have already lost your right to pay by instalments, and if the entire year's balance is not paid within seven days a summons will be issued.

Free debt advice

Both the National Debtline and the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) offer free debt advice. The CAB are located in Battersea and Roehampton.

Benefits

You may be eligible to claim a benefit. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction can help with rent and council tax payments for people on low incomes.



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