Contract law and alleged rights under common law are not the same as legislation relating to the administration and collection of council tax.
In the UK, liability for council tax is determined by the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This statute, created by a democratically elected Parliament of the United Kingdom which has received the assent of the Crown and subsequent statutory regulations, sets out a local authority’s right to demand council tax and who is liable to pay. Acts of Parliament are Statutes which set out the law. If you have questions regarding other Acts of Parliament or laws, these should be directed to a legal professional.
Liability for council tax is not a choice and being a ‘freeman’ is not an exemption from paying council tax.
Your liability for council tax is not dependent on and does not require your consent or the existence of a contractual relationship. Any such assertion to the contrary is incorrect and there is no legal basis upon which to make this argument.
Anyone who withholds payment of council tax will have recovery action taken against them which, in extreme cases, could even lead to committal proceedings and a prison sentence.
If you have any concerns over the charging of council tax, please seek proper legal advice rather than relying on internet sources or forum statements which may be incorrect and misleading.
We respond to all relevant enquiries about the debts we are recovering on behalf of our clients however, we reserve the right to refuse to respond to lengthy spurious enquiries that focus on hypothetical arguments that have no basis in statute.
The legislation that covers council tax is freely available from the government website: