An aggrieved person may appeal certain decisions of local authorities in relation to council tax. An appeal can be made in relation to decisions on:
- Completion Notices
The most common type of appeal for landlords will be in relation to liability. An appeal can be made under liability on:
- That a dwelling is not exempt
- That someone is, or is not, a liable person
- That a disability reduction should not be granted
- That a discount should not be granted
- That the amount payable is correct
In the first instance, a letter must be served by the aggrieved person on the local authority [s.16 Local Government Finance Act 1992]
The letter should must state the matter by which and the grounds on which the person is aggrieved.
A suggested template for a first letter before appeal is available here. If that is unsuccessful, a more comprehensive letter is available here. Both templates are designed for the situation where a landlord is being held liable but the tenant didn’t give proper notice but it can be amended with any grounds.