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Council Tax appeals

On this page you will find out how to appeal your Council Tax bill or challenge your band. Please note that you cannot appeal against court costs.​

Challenge your Council Tax band

If you think your property has been allocated the wrong valuation band, you can appeal against the decision by contacting the Valuation Office Agency.
You must continue to pay your Council Tax while your appeal is being considered.
Newham residents should write to:

Valuation Office Agency
Second Floor
1 Ruskin Square
Dingwall Road
Telephone: 03000 501501

Appeal a Council Tax bill

You can appeal if you think
  • your home should not be charged Council Tax
  • we are sending Council Tax bills to the wrong person in your home
  • the amount of the bill is wrong
  • you have not been given a discount that you believe should apply
  • your bill has not been reduced, even though a disabled person lives in your household.
Please note that you cannot appeal against court costs.

If you disagree with our decision, you should write to us to tell us why you disagree.
You can complete our contact form or write to us at:
London Borough of Newham
PO Box 23504
E15 4UU
We will look into it and let you know the result of our review.

Ask us to look again at our decision

If you still disagree with the decision after we have told you the result of our review, or if we have not told you the result within two months, you can appeal to the independent Valuation Tribunal.

How to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal

You can appeal online through the Valuation Tribunal’s website.
The Valuation Tribunal will tell us that they have received your appeal and ask us for any information they require.
They will then contact you to arrange a hearing and will send you a booklet explaining the tribunal's procedures in more detail.
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Contact us

  • Council Tax and Benefits Service
    PO Box 23504
    E15 4UU
    Contact us form

    020 8430 2000