Moving into or out of a property - Council tax - City of London
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Is your property in the Square Mile?

This information is for properties within a small area of central London known as the City of London or 'Square Mile' only.

Find your local council to work out which council you need to inform about moving in and out of a property.

​Moving into a property

If you have become liable for a property but have not yet registered for council tax please download the council tax incoming occupier form (37KB).  

Property owners, occupiers and tenants can use this form to register for council tax. 

Other useful information for new residents

Please note, that in the City of London there are time banding regulations for the collection of waste and recycling.  

The City of London Electoral Services Office deals with voter registration of residents and workers in the City of London, and manages the administration of elections that take place here.

Moving out of a property

If you are selling or moving out of your home, you should complete the form below. You will be sent a revised bill or refund based on the exact number of days you have lived at the address.  

Download the council tax vacating occupier form (34KB)

Property owners, occupiers and tenants can use this form to notify a change in circumstances or ownership.  Please make sure that you quote the account number detailed on your current council tax bill.

Alternatively, you can inform us of your change of address online, this service is provided by iammoving.

Council tax bills issued during the financial year

If you become or cease to be liable to pay council tax part way through the financial year you will receive a council tax bill apportioned to the start and/or end dates of your liability for that property up until the 31 March next.

Where council tax bills are issued part way through a financial year you will not always be entitled to pay by ten instalments. The number of instalments remaining and amounts will be detailed on your bill. 


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