Council Tax Support Appeals
If you appeal, you must continue to pay your full council tax liability until your appeal is decided. If your appeal succeeds, we will refund any council tax that you have overpaid.
If you disagree with any aspect of a council tax bill, for example, you do not think you are liable for the council tax for that dwelling, or you think an exemption or a discount should be applied, or you think that you should be entitled to more council tax support, you need to appeal to the council FIRST. An appeal must be made in writing and signed.
We will then look again at your bill and tell you why we think your bill is right, or change our decision if it needs to be changed. You will then and only then have a right of appeal to the valuation tribunal against the Council’s decision.
The valuation tribunal is an independent judicial body whose members are experienced in hearing council tax appeals. Normally the decision of the tribunal is final. However, either party who appeals to the tribunal can appeal through the High Court but only on a point of law.
You have two months to appeal to a valuation tribunal after the Council's decision. Further information can be found on the valuation tribunal website www.valuationtribunal.gov.uk.