The law allows councils to impose a £70 penalty to any person who;
- failed to notify the council that a single person discount should have ended
- failed to notify the council that exemption on a dwelling should have ended
- failed to notify the council that a discount should have ended
- failed to notify the council of a change of address within 21 days or as soon as practicable
- failed to notify the council of a change in liable party
- failed to provide information requested to indentify liability
- failed to provide information requested after a liability order has been obtained
Where a penalty has already been applied and further requests for the same information are made, additional penalties of £280 may be applied.
If you disagree with a penalty imposed on you, you may first wish to discuss it with the Council. Alternatively, you may appeal direct to a Valuation Tribunal. You will normally have two months in which to appeal after a penalty is imposed. The council should provide you with information about how to appeal and the date by which any appeal should be made. If you do appeal, you do not have to pay your penalty until your appeal is decided.