Council Tax Letter Before Appeal - Tenant Not Given Correct Notice

Under the council tax rules introduced in 2013, landlords may have much more council tax to pay when a property becomes vacant. However, where a tenant fails to give proper notice, the tenant remains liable until the property is re-let or the landlord accepts a surrender where our tenancy agreement has been used (where tenancy goes contractual periodic and not statutory periodic). 

As a result, a landlord may wish to appeal a decision to make the landlord liable and ask that the tenant continues to be liable until proper notice is given. 

Before an appeal is lodged, a letter must be served by the aggrieved person on the local authority [s.16 Local Government Finance Act 1992]. 

This template is a first (and relatively basic) letter before an appeal against council tax liability based on no notice given by a tenant. Still, it can be modified with whatever grounds you wish to insert. Product code LT402 is a more extensive letter before appeal should this not work in the first instance (and we have used both these letters in a genuine case with complete success). 

The template is in rich text format (RTF), so it will work on all word processors, including Microsoft Word.

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