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Normally, you can appeal if you are:
There is no appeal against the amounts of council tax set by your council each year.
You can make a proposal (the first stage of the appeals process) to have the banding of your home changed within six months of becoming the council taxpayer for the property. Otherwise, the grounds for appeal about banding are restricted to the following cases:
You can also appeal if you believe that your home should not be shown on the valuation list, for example if you think it is not in itself separate, self-contained accommodation. Equally, you can appeal if you think it should be shown in the list, if for example it used to be used for business purposes which have now ceased.
Even if you are not eligible to make an appeal to have your banding changed you may still request that your local office of the Valuation Office Agency reviews your band if you believe that it is wrong. Listing officers have a duty to maintain an accurate list and, if the evidence indicates that the property should be rebanded, to amend the list.
If you think your Council Tax band is wrong, contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is responsible for making sure your home is in the right band. You can speak to a member of the Council Tax team who will answer your questions and explain how your Council Tax band has been worked out. They may also be able to review your banding.
Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of the council tax owing in the meantime, and you should continue to pay your bill whilst your appeal is outstanding.
North Kesteven District CouncilKesteven StreetSleafordLincolnshireNG34 7EF
Tel: 01529 308266 Email: Counciltax@lincoln.gov.uk
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Council Tax: challenging your band
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