Eastleigh Borough Council have issued a warning to householders to beware of a Council tax scam that is currently doing the rounds:
“The Council have received an increasing number of enquiries from residents regarding agents that offer to appeal against the banding of your property in order to obtain a reduction in your Council Tax. Whilst many of these agents are legitimate, they will charge a fee for something which can just as easily be done by you free of charge.
“The Valuation Office have produced a leaflet which gives details on what to do if you disagree with your Council Tax banding or any other aspect of the entry for your property in the Council Tax Valuation List. Alternatively, you can contact the Valuation Office directly on 03000 501501. The Valuation Office website also contains advice on what to do if you believe an agent who has contacted you is not legitimate.”
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