Council tax reband

gax1 Forumite Posts: 4
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I had submitted an application for council tax reband which has been declined as invalid.
I have been told that a review on the information provided has been granted which can take upto 90 days.
My question  to the forum are
1, will the review decide if my council tax code has been wrong since purchase in 1987.?
2, if it decides it has not been wrong can I  appeal.?
3  Should I  appeal against the invalid reason in original application now or let the the review carry on till fruition. 
4, would I be correct in assuming that the review is best chance of having a band change since my house purchase of 1987.


  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Forumite Posts: 17,023
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    edited 19 June at 5:57PM
    CT only came into force on 1 April 1993, so that would be the earliest date any reduction could be backdated to. If you get a reduction but it is not backdated, or your council does not refund 100% of the overpayment, then come back to the forum.

    There is no appeal process for a review. Your appeal was deemed invalid as it was out of time, as you were the CT payer as at 1 April 1993 you had to have made an appeal by 30 November 1993, so no way you could appeal the invalidity.

    A review is your only chance of getting a band change.
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • gax1
    gax1 Forumite Posts: 4
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    Thanks for your reply. 
    Feel more settled now!
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