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Completion Notices and New Properties

Completion Notices are issued on domestic properties, either new builds or those nearing structural completion. A Completion Notice will be served where a property is considered as structurally complete; or that the works remaining can reasonably be expected to be completed within three months. We will contact developers or owners for updates and sometimes, we may visit the property to monitor progress.

The Completion Notice will be sent to the 'owner' at their registered or home address and will state the completion date; this is the date the property will be banded and will enter the Council Tax list.  If the property is empty and unoccupied on the date it is banded, a discount of 100 per cent for up to one month will apply - see Discounts.

If you disagree with a Completion Notice contact us to immediately on 01775 761161 selecting Council Tax and hold to speak with an advisor. 

If the disagreement cannot be resolved with us, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal within 28 days of the Completion Notice being served.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can a Completion Notice be backdated?
A. No. The Notice and completion date must be with immediate effect or up to three months in advance of the property becoming structurally complete.

Q. How will the Completion Notice be issued?
A. By registered post to the home address or registered address of the 'owner'

Q. The property is empty and unoccupied and up for sale - what will I have to pay?
A. The property will be entitled to a discount of 100 per cent for up to one month. If it remains empty and unoccupied after this, a full charge will be payable. See Discounts.

Q. I am unable to complete the building work by the completion date.
A. When setting a completion date, legislation does not allow us to consider other factors; whether financial or personal. The property need not be structurally complete by the completion date; only capable of completion.

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