Council Tax Completion Notices

Council Tax legislation states that where a domestic property is considered to be structurally complete or that the work remaining can reasonably be expected to be completed within 3 months, a Completion Notice will be served on the ‘owner’ of the property.  The ‘owner’ is the person who is entitled to possession of the property.

The ‘completion date’ is the date on which the property becomes a dwelling for council tax purposes and it is entered into the Valuation List from that date. 

If the ‘owner’ disagrees with the issue of a Completion Notice, they can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal, an independent body who make rulings on such matters.  This must be done within 28 days of the date of the service of the Completion Notice.

The details of the Valuation Tribunal are:

Valuation Tribunal Contact Details
Email  vtdoncaster@vts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone  0300 123 2035
Address Valuation Tribunal, Hepworth House, 2 Trafford Court, Doncaster,DN1 1PN 

The ‘owner’ can contact Council Tax at any time to discuss the issue of the Completion Notice, however this will not affect the right to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal although any formal appeal must still be raised within the 28 days deadline as detailed above.

Please note that a Completion Notice cannot be backdated it can only be issued with either immediate effect or state a completion date up to 3 months in advance.