Although day to day determinations on Council Tax are made by your Local Authority theses decisions are able to be challenged. You do not have to accept it and the Valuation Tribunal Service provide a route by which a Council Tax appeal can be made.
Who are the Valuation Tribunal Service ?
The Valuation Tribunal Service are a statutory body who who are authorised under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (LGFA92) to handle appeals which have made on a Council Tax related issued. They should not be confused with the Valuation Office Agency who instead deal with Council Tax banding. Appeals are heard under the Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) Regulations 2009.
What can be appealed at a Valuation Tribunal ?
Most Council Tax decisions can be appealed to a Valuation Tribunal providing they are regarding ;
- Council Tax discounts and exemptions
- Council Tax liability
- Council Tax banding
- Council Tax Section 13A discretionary relief
- Council Tax Reduction / Support
What can’t be appealed at a Valuation Tribunal ?
The Valuation Tribunal Service are unable to hear any appeals which are made in respect of the procedural matters of Council Tax billing and recovery – for example a dispute over whether a Demand Notice was issued correctly or whether a Court Summons is correct. The Valuation Tribunal may also fail to hear cases which are outside of the statutory time limits.
Can I get help with my Valuation Tribunal appeal ?
LGFA92 may be able to help you with an appeal to the Valuation Tribunal Service. Contact is today for more information.
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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.