Council Tax and moving in or out of Newham
NOTE: From the 7 December 2020 you will no longer need to request a refund on your Council Tax account when you move home and your Council Tax account has a credit balance.
A refund will automatically be processed, if your account has a forwarding address and payments were made by direct debit.
If you are moving into, or out of Newham, or to another home in the borough, you need to let us know so that we can make sure you’re paying the right amount of council tax.
If you are a landlord and your tenant is moving out of your property, you should tell us.
You can use the government's register to vote service to tell us that your address has changed or if someone has moved into your home. You’ll need your national insurance number to use this service. We update the electoral register with any changes on the first working day of every month.
Council tax reduction and Housing Benefit
Moving home may affect your council tax reduction (CTR) and/or housing benefit.
To tell us you are moving home, you can fill in our online form.