Council tax reband

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaiming Mortgage Fees, Council Tax, etc
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gw2808gw2808 Forumite
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Does anyone know if it's possible, or if anyone has been successful, claiming a rebate for incorrect council tax paid at a previous property?

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  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    Has the property been rebanded? From what date? If it was incorrectly banded from 1991 then you can claim the council tax back.
    :footie:
    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • gw2808gw2808 Forumite
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    Hi. Not sure, not looked into the details, thought I'd enquire as to whether it's worth my while first. So money can be claimed for an incorrect banding at a previous house then?
  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    gw2808 wrote: »
    Hi. Not sure, not looked into the details, thought I'd enquire as to whether it's worth my while first. So money can be claimed for an incorrect banding at a previous house then?
    Look on the VOA website to see if it has been rebanded. As you don't currently pay the council tax on the property you cannot apply for it to be rebanded. The current owner/tenant has to do that and they may not want to.
    :footie:
    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • schofyschofy Forumite
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    Hi there
    My mate had a chap knock on his door from a firm called MoneySavingDirect.com who claimed they were in his area visiting houses that were paying more in council tax than their neighbours and were offering to do all the leg work for free in the agreement that any money overpaid that would be claimed back would be split 50/50.

    I have my reservations about this, As my dad used to say and still does to be fair, If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.
    Has anyone heard of this company or this recent scheme that they are carrying out.

    The only thing I've found on the net so far is posts from what appears to a disgruntled employee , anyone help also :(
  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    schofy wrote: »
    Hi there
    My mate had a chap knock on his door from a firm called MoneySavingDirect.com who claimed they were in his area visiting houses that were paying more in council tax than their neighbours and were offering to do all the leg work for free in the agreement that any money overpaid that would be claimed back would be split 50/50.

    I have my reservations about this, As my dad used to say and still does to be fair, If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.
    Has anyone heard of this company or this recent scheme that they are carrying out.

    The only thing I've found on the net so far is posts from what appears to a disgruntled employee , anyone help also :(
    The legwork is so easy that anyone can do it....but only in a property you currently live in and pay council tax for. It takes about an hour filling the form in and providing evidence of neighbouring properties that are in a lower band to succeed.
    :footie:
    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • gw2808gw2808 Forumite
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    Thanks for the advice, I'll check out the VOA website.
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