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Council Tax Banding Appeal

Council Tax Banding Appeal

Beware of scam telephone calls

Residents are reminded to be cautious of giving bank details out to any cold caller after West Lindsey District Council became aware of a possible telephone scam campaign operating in Lincolnshire.

A small number of elderly residents have received phone calls from a caller who was persistent in telling them their Council Tax had been reduced after their properties had been revalued and that they were eligible for a refund if they gave their bank details.

The Council stresses that residents should be careful if they are ever asked for their bank details from someone calling them and where they have not initiated the call themselves.

If it is a call from the Council's Revenues and Benefits department and the customer is unsure, then they can always end the call and ring back on 01427 676676.

You can appeal against the council tax valuation band if:

  • The value of your property has gone up because of building works done (changes such as these only come into effect when the property changes hands)
  • The value of your property has gone down because of demolition of part of the home, or any other physical change to the property’s location
  • Part of the property either starts or stops being used to carry out a business

You can also appeal within 6 months of:

  • Moving home or having to pay council tax for the first time at your address
  • A change is made to the band by the Listing Officer

Any appeals regarding the council tax valuation band should be made to:

The Listing Officer
Valuation Office Agency
Queensgate House
12 Silver Street
Lincoln
LN2 1EW

Telephone: 03000 501501
Website: http://www.voa.gov.uk/corporate/index.html

You should note that whilst any appeal is being considered you must pay the council tax based on the present valuation band until the Listing Officer decides whether or not to change the band of the property.

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