Completion Notices are issued on domestic properties, either newly built or those nearing structural completion.
Legislation states that a Completion Notice will be served on the 'owner' where it is considered the property is structurally complete; or that works remaining can reasonably be expected to be completed within three months. The 'owner' is defined as 'the person entitled to possession'. Updates will be sought from developers or owners and sometimes, we will visit the property to monitor progress.
The Completion Notice will state the completion date; this is the date the property will be banded and will enter the Council Tax list. The Completion Notice will be sent to the 'owner' at their registered or home address. If the property is empty and unoccupied on the date it is banded, a discount of 100 percent for up to two months will apply - see Council Tax Discounts.
If you disagree with a Completion Notice contact us to immediately on 01507 601111 followed by option four and hold to speak with an agent. If the disagreement cannot be resolved with us, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal within 28 days of the Completion Notice being served.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can a Completion Notice be backdated?
A. No. The Notice and completion date must be with immediate effect or up to three months in advance of the property becoming structurally complete.
Q. How will the Completion Notice be issued?
A. By registered post to the home address or registered address of the 'owner'
Q. What happens if the property is empty and unoccupied and up for sale on the date it is banded?
A. The property will be entitled to a discount of 100 percent for up to two months. If it remains empty and unoccupied after this, a full charge will be payable. See Council Tax Discounts
Q. Due to personal reasons I am unable to complete the building work by the completion date?
A. When setting a completion date, legislation does not allow us to consider other factors; whether financial or personal. The property need not be structurally complete by the completion date; only capable of completion.