Tower Hamlets is a London borough, covering much of the traditional East End. It is important that anyone moving into or out of the Tower Hamlets area remembers to complete their Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address. Notifying Tower Hamlets Council of your address change will ensure that you don’t end up paying too much or too little tax at your new home.
You’ll need to change your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax if:
If you’re moving out of the Tower Hamlets borough, it’s important that you change your Tower Hamlets Council Tax address to avoid the tax from your previous property overlapping with the payments at your new house. This will ensure that you don’t end up making tax payments for a property you no longer live in.
Similarly, if you’re planning on moving into Tower Hamlets from a different borough or area, you will need to inform Tower Hamlets Council Tax of your change of address to allow you to create an account with them and pay your council tax to the right local authority.
Finally, you will even need to complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address if you’re simply moving from one property in Tower Hamlets to another in the same area. This is because your new house might be in a different council tax band to your previous one, causing a change to the amount of council tax you’ll need to pay to Tower Hamlets Council.
That might seem like a lot to remember, but don’t worry – we’ve put together this helpful guide that explains exactly how to change your Tower Hamlets Council Tax address online. We will outline, step-by-step, how to use SlothMove’s all-in-one change of address service to update your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax and with all your other accounts and providers in no time.
Whether you shop at Holland & Barrett, get your groceries from Morrisons, your energy from EON, your water from South East Water, your broadband from BT, you can change your address with them all online in a matter of minutes.
So, let’s find out how to easily complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address.
Here at SlothMove, we understand how stressful the moving house process can be – there are so many things to organise before the big day. So, we thought we’d help you out with this simple guide to changing your Tower Hamlets Council Tax address, along with all your other services too.
Here’s how start changing your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax:
The most efficient way of completing your Tower Hamlets change of address when moving home is using SlothMove’s online change of address service. Our moving home service allows you to notify everyone of your change of address at the same time. In just a few clicks, you could have updated your address with Tesco Clubcard, the RSPCA, the NHS, Nationwide and so many more.
To get started with your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address, you just need to fill in the form below:
If you want to change your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax in under 5 minutes, all you have to do is enter some details and let SlothMove do the rest!
To change your Tower Hamlets Council Tax address simply:
Now, you can sit back, relax and know that your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address is in safe hands.
Alternatively, you can complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address by getting in touch with the local authority directly. If you have an account with Tower Hamlets Council, you can login, fill out the ‘change of address’ form and submit it.
While this sounds easy enough, it does mean that you’ll have to update your address with all your other accounts separately. Check out our complete list of everyone you need to notify when moving house to ensure you remember them all.
Each property in Tower Hamlets has been allocated to one of eight bands which are determined by its market value at 1st April 1991.
These council tax bands were established way back in 1991 which means they aren’t based on the current market value of your property. As a result, it is possible that your house is now in the wrong band. In fact, it is thought that up to 400,000 homes in England and Scotland are in the wrong council tax band.
If you think your property should be in a different band, you can arrange a valuation to potentially get a council tax reduction. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) will then assess your home and let you know their decision within the next 2 months.
Here are the Tower Hamlets Council Tax rates for each property valuation band in 2021/22:
|Council Tax Band||Property Value Range||Council Tax Rates|
Up to £40,000
£40,001 - £52,000
£52,001 - £68,000
£68,001 - £88,000
£88,001 - £120,000
£120,001 - £160,000
£160,001 - £320,000
More than £320,000
So, why is it so important that you complete your Tower Hamlets change of address?
When it comes to moving house, people often remember the obvious things, like arranging removals, buying the essentials and transferring your utilities. However, many house-movers tend to forget to change their council tax address.
Yet, changing your address with your local council is essential to ensure you are making the correct council tax payments to the correct authority. Whether you’re moving into, out of or remaining in the same area, you’ll need to notify your local council of your address change.
If you’re moving into Tower Hamlets, you’ll need to change your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax so that you can set up a new account and start making your tax payments for your new home.
Likewise, if you’re moving out of the Tower Hamlets borough, you’ll need to let Tower Hamlets Council Tax know that you’re moving home so that they know to cancel your tax payments for your previous property. This will avoid any overlap between your old and new council tax payments once you’ve moved.
Alternatively, if you are simply moving within the Tower Hamlets area, it is still crucial that you complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address. This is because your new property might fall within a different council tax band relative to your previous house. If this is the case, your Tower Hamlets Council Tax payments will either increase or decrease. However, you should be able to keep your existing Tower Hamlets account and continue with your direct debit.
In an ideal world, you should complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address within one month of moving house. Changing your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax as early as possible will ensure that your details can be updated and your new payments arranged for when you move into your new home.
It is important that you change your Tower Hamlets Council Tax address in good time to stay organised throughout the entire moving house process. There is an endless list of things you need to do when moving home, so notifying everyone of your address change early will leave you time to do all your other tasks.
Additionally, depending on where you are moving to, whether into, out of, or within Tower Hamlets, you may need to register an account with the council or make changes to your current council tax payments. So, it’s important to complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address well in advance to avoid any mistakes being made.
If you’re moving home, you’ll need to transfer your Tower Hamlets Council tax to your new property. First, you need to wait for a final bill to come through from your existing local council. Next, once you’ve moved out, you’ll receive an annual bill for your new home.
If you already reside in the Tower Hamlets borough and are moving to another property within the same area, you’ll continue to make your council tax payments to the same local authority. This means that you won’t need to change your direct debit arrangement.
However, if you’re moving out of Tower Hamlets, it’s important that you register with Tower Hamlets Council Tax and inform them of your change of address.
If you already live in the Tower Hamlets area but are planning on moving out soon, you must remember to cancel your Tower Hamlets Council Tax to minimise the risk of paying more than you need to.
When informing Tower Hamlets Council of your house move, you will find a ‘change of address’ form on their website. You’ll need to fill out this form with all your details, including your forwarding address.
Around one month after moving house, you should be sent a final bill. If you’re in credit from your previous local authority, you can apply for a refund.
As soon as you move into your new house, you should start paying council tax to your local authority.
If you’re moving within the Tower Hamlets area, your existing direct debit will continue at your new home, allowing you to pay at the same time as at your previous property.
Instead of sitting around waiting for your ‘new occupier’ letter from Tower Hamlets Council, be proactive and inform the local authority of your change of address. If you don’t get your Tower Hamlets Council Tax account set up when you move, they will simply backdate your payments.
In this step-by-step guide, we’ve outlined everything you need to know to complete your Tower Hamlets Council Tax change of address. There are two options for changing your Tower Hamlets Council Tax address – through SlothMove’s change of address service, or directly on the local authority’s website.
Once you’ve changed your address with Tower Hamlets Council Tax, that’s one more task you can tick off your list of things to do before you move house.
Also find out how to change your Corporation Tax address.
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