A fine can also be called a 'civil penalty'.
Fines for failing to give information to assessors
The assessor can ask you for information to help them value your property. You'll be liable to get a fine if you fail to respond.
|Minimum days after information first requested||Penalty (share of rateable value)||Penalty if property not yet entered on roll|
|28||1% but not less than £200||£1,000|
|70||21% but not less than £1,200||£11,000|
|84||71% but not less than £2,200||£61,000|
Fines for failing to give information to the council
Councils may ask for information from an owner, tenant or occupier. You may be liable for a fine of up to £95 if you do not respond within 21 days.
If you do not respond within 21 days the council may ask you a second time for the information. You may be liable for a fine of up to £370 if you do not respond to that within 21 days.
You may be liable for a fine of up to £370 if you do not tell your council about a change of occupier within 42 days of the change.
Appeal a fine
If you think you've been given a fine in error you should first discuss it with the local assessor or council that needed the information. They'll review the fine.
From 1 April 2023, if the fine stands and you still disagree with it, you can appeal it to the Local Taxation Chamber of the Scottish Tribunals.
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