If you have a Council Tax dispute and you are unable to come to a mutual agreement with the Local Authority then the Valuation Tribunal Service is there to help you. As an independent body the Valuation Tribunal Service offer a formal Council Tax appeal route to those who dispute the decision of the Local Authority.
How do I make a Council Tax appeal to the Valuation Tribunal ?
Before appealing to the Valuation Tribunal you should allow the Local Authority up to 2 months to consider your dispute. You should advise them in writing that you wish to appeal the case to the Valuation Tribunal if you don’t get a satisfactory outcome.
Once you have given the Local Authority the time to consider the dispute then you can formally appeal to the Valuation Tribunal if they either don’t respond or they don’t give you an answer that you are happy with.
What types of Council Tax appeal can go to a Valuation Tribunal ?
The Valuation Tribunal can hear appeals on most Council Tax issues – discounts, liability, exemptions etc – however they are not able to deal with appeals over any court or enforcement action which has been taken or any disputes over whether the Local Authority have acted reasonably or not. They can also hear appeals regarding Section 13A relief applications.
Is a Council Tax appeal to a Valuation Tribunal a final decision ?
The Valuation Tribunal appeal decision is binding on the Local Authority as a decision however if either side is unhappy with the outcome of the appeal they do have the potential of bringing a High Court case. A High Court can overrule a Valuation Tribunal appeal decision.
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This article is solely the view of LGFA92, the Council Tax experts, based on our interpretation of legislation. Your local authority is free to dispute this view. A binding decision may require the intervention of a valuation tribunal.