Council tax


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • London Borough of Bromley (17 002 688)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 16-Jun-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains that the Council has sought unreasonable costs against him in relation to a bankruptcy. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because this was a matter for the court.

  • Watford Borough Council (16 001 632)

    Statement Upheld Council tax 14-Jun-2017

    Summary: There was fault by the Council because it failed to give the complainant details of his right of appeal regarding its decisions on his council tax. The Council has agreed to consider council tax benefit.

  • Wycombe District Council (17 002 549)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 14-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about council tax arrears because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council (17 002 540)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jun-2017

    Summary: Mr Y complains the Council does not suspend collection of council tax when someone submits an application for council tax support. We will not investigate as it is unlikely the Council acts with fault or that Mr Y is caused a significant injustice.

  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (17 002 110)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about council tax arrears. This is because it is a late complaint and because there is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council.

  • London Borough of Hillingdon (17 000 786)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jun-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complained about the Council's decision to pursue her for unpaid council tax on a property which she shared with other students. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. It is reasonable for Mrs X to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal which is the property authority to consider questions about liability for council tax.

  • Birmingham City Council (17 003 034)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jun-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's decision to hold him liable for council tax on his old property. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there was a right of appeal to a Valuation Tribunal.

  • Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (17 002 610)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council has taken enforcement action in respect of council tax which he is not liable to pay. It was reasonable to expect Mr B to use his right of appeal to the Valuation Tribunal.

  • Nottingham City Council (17 002 704)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 12-Jun-2017

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about delay in a new build property being listed for council tax. This is because it is unlikely the Council was at fault and Mr Y and Ms X were not caused significant injustice.

  • Plymouth City Council (16 018 740)

    Statement Not upheld Council tax 08-Jun-2017

    Summary: The Council was not at fault for instructing Enforcement Agents to recover a council tax debt Mr X was liable to pay.

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