Council Tax challenges on behalf of a Council Tax payer
You can challenge a Council Tax band on behalf of a Council Tax payer.
Authority to Act
Before you can challenge, you must get an Authority to Act that has been signed and dated by the Council Tax payer not more than 6 months before the date you send it.
You must send the VOA:
the original signed and dated Authority to Act form
- a valid proposal
- proof that the property band may be wrong
- a completed property details questionnaire
Property details questionnaire
You must also fill in a property details questionnaire and send it with your appeals documentation - England Property Questionnaire.
Start the challenge
Now follow the challenges process.
How long it takes
You’ll get a decision from the VOA within 2 months of sending your enquiry. You’ll also find out what will happen next.
Where to send your forms
Send your completed printed forms to the Council Tax office for the area the property is in.
Send your informal band challenges to the VOA Network Support:
The Apex Building
Derriford Business Park
Bulk Council Tax band challenges
If you are sending in a number of challenges, please send them in small batches.
For batches of more than 100, please contact the VOA before sending them.