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Just to say thank you for method of challenging banding publicised in national press earlier in year. Took a while. Now have £2,965.21, refund from 1.4.93 and a lower band. SML

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  • dipsy
    dipsy Posts: 3,137 Forumite
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    well done!!!!!!!!!! inspiration shows that little folk can win....
    2007 £1749
    2008 £291.99
    2009 JanMasscara £7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 £20 XFactor tkts x 2 £58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation £7.99
    total so far for 09 £92.99
  • Goffer
    Goffer Posts: 5 Forumite
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    I have lived in my house since 1980. Its value then as new was £31.500. In 1991 it was valued according to the calculater in 1991 at £83.000 which should placed me within band 'D' when in fact I have been paying a rate as in band 'E' To claim any rebate is it really as easy as it seems?
  • Rikki
    Rikki Posts: 21,625 Forumite
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    Goffer wrote: »
    I have lived in my house since 1980. Its value then as new was £31.500. In 1991 it was valued according to the calculater in 1991 at £83.000 which should placed me within band 'D' when in fact I have been paying a rate as in band 'E' To claim any rebate is it really as easy as it seems?

    Yes it is. Just follow Martins instructions.
    £2 Coins Savings Club 2012 is £4 :).............................NCFC member No: 00005.........

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  • Rikki
    Rikki Posts: 21,625 Forumite
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    Goffer wrote: »
    I have lived in my house since 1980. Its value then as new was £31.500. In 1991 it was valued according to the calculater in 1991 at £83.000 which should placed me within band 'D' when in fact I have been paying a rate as in band 'E' To claim any rebate is it really as easy as it seems?


    How to challenge your council tax banding.CLICK HERE
    £2 Coins Savings Club 2012 is £4 :).............................NCFC member No: 00005.........

    ......................................................................TCNC member No: 00008
    NPFM 21
  • Goffer
    Goffer Posts: 5 Forumite
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    Thanks very much. I will do so now. Goffer
  • Goffer
    Goffer Posts: 5 Forumite
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    Wow I have just sent off the form over the web. I will let you know the outcome. I wont get the tap on the door in the early hours, will I? Once again many thanks.
  • Goffer
    Goffer Posts: 5 Forumite
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    Got a reply and the valuation officer has sent me two letters stating that my claim is not valid. However she has sent me form VO7497 so that I can resubmit my claim. have any of you any knowledge of this form.
  • cobbilks
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    We successfully followed the system and applied for a council tax band reduction, from band D to Band C. Next door neighbour's exact same house was Band C. After a few months wait, the valuation officer for the area, ruled that our property would be reclassified as Band C. Local council sent ammended council tax rates for the rest of this year,and two days later a cheque for £1300. Many thanks Martin, for your moneysaving website.
  • Queenieviolet
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    Have tried looking up what band my neighbours are in but it can't even find our house with a billing reference let alone any neighbours. Did anyone else have this problem?:confused:
    1% challenge - £4018 - reduce by 100 payments of £41.
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