Completion notices

Completion notices identify when work on new buildings or conversions should be completed, and a date when the three or six month exemption for Council Tax starts. After the exemption period charges are payable at the normal rate while the property remains empty.

Extending a completion notice

Applications to extend a completion notice must be made in writing stating the reasons why you believe that the notice period should be extended. Email us to appeal.

Council Tax - completion notice appeals

n-somersetctax@liberata.com

Appealing a completion notice

Appeals must be made within four weeks of the notice being sent. Decisions are normally final, but you can appeal to the High Court through the independent Valuation Tribunal service.

The tribunal will contact you to arrange a date for a free hearing, or if both parties agree the case can be dealt with in writing.

Continue to pay your Council Tax during the appeal process. If your appeal is successful, overpaid rates will be refunded.