Tell us about a change of address or change in tenancy
You can inform us of a change of address by selecting one of the following options, which best suits your circumstances:
Find out more about council tax valuation bands and charges in East Lothian.
Find out which council tax band a property is in by clicking the link and entering your postcode.
If you are a landlord and would like to inform us of a change in tenancy, please select the following:
Between tenants, the owner is liable for council tax and it is the owner, landlord or letting agents' responsibility to notify the Council of any change in tenancy within 21 days.
Any discount or exemption for an empty and unfurnished or unoccupied property must be applied for within 21 days of any change in tenancy, as these reductions will not be awarded retrospectively. Failure to apply within 21 days will result in any reduction only being awarded from the date of application.
To register as a private landlord
To register, please contact Landlord Registration and HMO Licensing.
Tel: 01875 824368
We are unable to register a tenant for council tax purposes until the owner has completed the landlord registration process. The owner will be held liable for any council tax due up to the date of registration.
Important information about Universal Credit
If you are of working age and were intending to make a new claim for housing benefit, you may now be required to claim help towards your housing costs as part of your Universal Credit claim.
You will NOT be able to claim for help with your council tax as part of your Universal Credit claim. You MUST make a separate claim to East Lothian Council for this.
You can make a claim for council tax reduction online.