Interest on council tax refund

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Reclaiming Mortgage Fees, Council Tax, etc
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I have been fortunate enough to get my house re-banded (thanks Martin) and have received a refund. I have received no paperwork yet to confirm how the refund value was arrived at (just a payment into my bank) but my question is, if not included should I be asking for interest to be paid on my overpayment refunds. My refund goes right back to 93 so the concil have had some of my money for quite some time!!!!!!

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  • zx81zx81 Forumite
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    No, you just get the difference.
  • lincroft1710lincroft1710 Forumite
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    Council Tax legislation makes no mention of interest on refund of overpayment so council have no obligation to pay interest.
  • Afraid_of_KittensAfraid_of_Kittens Forumite
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    foxy1305 wrote: »
    I have been fortunate enough to get my house re-banded (thanks Martin) and have received a refund. I have received no paperwork yet to confirm how the refund value was arrived at (just a payment into my bank) but my question is, if not included should I be asking for interest to be paid on my overpayment refunds. My refund goes right back to 93 so the concil have had some of my money for quite some time!!!!!!

    No they haven't had the money for quite some time - they would have spent it on local services in the year it was paid.
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  • foxy1305foxy1305 Forumite
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    They HAVE had my money for some time. It's irelavent whether they've spent it or not. If they hadn't had my money they would have had to obtain it by other means. If this was via a loan for example they would be paying interest.
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    foxy1305 wrote: »
    They HAVE had my money for some time. It's irelavent whether they've spent it or not. If they hadn't had my money they would have had to obtain it by other means. If this was via a loan for example they would be paying interest.

    If anything, you would be claiming the money back from the valuation office as they are the ones that set the band.

    But you wont get anything from anyone. Enjoy your refund.
  • LeslobLeslob Forumite
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    I have just received my refund of the promised £4600 but there is an additional payment of £1300, not mentioned in any of the documentation.
    Could this be interest?
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    Leslob wrote: »
    I have just received my refund of the promised £4600 but there is an additional payment of £1300, not mentioned in any of the documentation.
    Could this be interest?

    Doubtful, as councils have no legal obligation to pay interest
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