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How do I appeal my band?

You can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) if you think your band is wrong.

You should appeal within six months of moving in or becoming the owner. If you appeal you MUST carry on paying your bill. If your appeal is successful we will refund any overpayment. If you want to challenge your band, you can apply to the VOA online - free of charge.  Some companies offer to appeal to the VOA for you - they will normally charge you to do this.

The VOA cannot delete a band if a property is in poor repair. A band can only be deleted if the property is derelict and uninhabitable.  The VOA factsheet will give you further guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I get a reduction for a factory or nuisance business nearby?
A. The VOA may consider reducing your band if the value of your property is likely to be affected and the physical state of the local area has changed.

Q. I have a Council Tax appeal outstanding - do I still have to pay? 
A. Yes, you still have to pay. The law states payment is due even if an appeal or claim is outstanding.

Q. Can I have interest on any overpayment?
A. There is nothing in the law for interest to be paid on overpaid Council Tax.