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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

Please provide under the FOIA, the Kirklees Borough Council's Council Tax Valuation List as first published April 1993 for the postcodes WF16 0BQ and WF16 0BH.

This request is made after advise from the Valuation Office Agency who state that Kirklees Council would be the source of this data, and the Valuation Tribunal.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Garvin

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Garvin

RE: 19376 - Kirklees Borough Council's Council Tax Valuation List

I confirm receipt of your information request and that we are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Regards

Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
Civic Centre 3, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received it in error - notify the sender immediately, delete it from your system, and do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way. Kirklees Council monitors all emails sent or received.

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Garvin

 

FoI 19376 - Kirklees Borough Council's Council Tax Valuation List

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 14 March 2019.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked for the following information:

 

Please provide under the FOIA, the Kirklees Borough Council's Council Tax
Valuation List as first published April 1993 for the postcodes WF16 0BQ
and WF16 0BH.

This request is made after advise from the Valuation Office Agency who
state that Kirklees Council would be the source of this data, and the
Valuation Tribunal.

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

The Council does hold the requested information but considers this is
exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, because the
information is reasonably accessible to you by other means, because it is
already in the public domain.

 

Section 21 of the Act provides that:

 

(1) Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant otherwise
than under section 1 is exempt information.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)—

(a) information may be reasonably accessible to the applicant even though
it is accessible only on payment, and

(b) information is to be taken to be reasonably accessible to the
applicant if it is information which the public authority or any other
person is obliged by or under any enactment to communicate (otherwise than
by making the information available for inspection) to members of the
public on request, whether free of charge or on payment.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), information which is held by a
public authority and does not fall within subsection (2)(b) is not to be
regarded as reasonably accessible to the applicant merely because the
information is available from the public authority itself on request,
unless the information is made available in accordance with the
authority’s publication scheme and any payment required is specified in,
or determined in accordance with, the scheme.

 

The VOA is the keeper of the list and the information requested is
available on the Gov.uk websites for all postcodes, and therefore
addresses, here: [1]https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands along with
information as to when a change is made.

 

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer,
1^st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. 
Alternatively, you can send an email to:
[2][email address]. 

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right
under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt
with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.  The Information
Commissioner’s website is at [3]www.ico.org.uk and gives more information
about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received it
in error - notify the sender immediately, delete it from your system, and
do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way. Kirklees Council
monitors all emails sent or received.

 

 

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Dear Freedom Info,

Thank you for your response, the information requested is not in the public domain as property prices paid pre 1995 are not available.

The Land Registry also confirm this through an FOIA request made on this site by another individual.

The information contained on the VOA site does not show the value of a property made in April 1991 and simply shows the current band of a particular postcode / street, therefore it is impossible to find the appraised value of any home listed.

Given that Council Tax is based on the valuation (or alleged valuation) of property in April 1991 and in full knowledge that properties in the Postcodes mentioned were half of that which would place them in Band B, it is apparent that for 26 years every property in WF16 0BH has paid far in excess of that which it should have by way of Council Tax, and therefore have suffered financial losses due to misrepresentation or misleading data being used.

With that in mind I would again request the information specified (the Valuation List used by the Council April 1993) in order to negate a using Civil Procedure Rules (pre-action protocols).

I also reserve the right to proceed with this route irrespective of awaiting a response.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Garvin

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Garvin

 

FoI 19376 - Kirklees Borough Council's Council Tax Valuation List

 

I am writing in response to your email of 21 March 2019, in which you
queried the Council’s response sent earlier today.

 

I have put your query back to the managers in our Exchequer & Welfare
Service and they have advised that the Council does not hold any further
information; that the Valuation Office deals with all appeals and that you
need appeal to the VOA – the link is: 
[1]https://www.gov.uk/contact-voa?backtoPag...

 

If you are unhappy with the Council’s handling of your request may I refer
you to the process of appeal set out in our original response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received it
in error - notify the sender immediately, delete it from your system, and
do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way. Kirklees Council
monitors all emails sent or received.

 

 

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[3]Website | [4]News | [5]Email Updates | [6]Facebook | [7]Twitter

This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received this
email in error – please notify the sender immediately, delete it from your
system, and do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way.
Kirklees Council monitors all emails sent or received.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/contact-voa?backtoPag...
2. http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/
3. https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/
4. http://www.kirkleestogether.co.uk/
5. http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/stayconnected
6. https://www.facebook.com/liveinkirklees
7. https://twitter.com/KirkleesCouncil

Dear Freedom Info,

Thank you for your prompt response, the Valuation Office said Kirklees would hold the data, the matter is not with regard to valuations or appeal of Council Tax band, but the incorrect application of said Bands for the period since 1993.

I shall now proceed accordingly to ascertain who holds what information and the accuracy of it using the necessary legal procedures.

Once again thank you for your responses.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Garvin

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