Could more homes be affected in council tax bungle?

Springfield Square
Springfield Square

Concerns have been raised that a council tax blunder could affect even more properties in Bishopbriggs than originally thought.

Last week’s Herald revealed that almost 1,000 householders in the town may have been overcharged council tax after an error with valuation bands.

Around 994 houses in Bishopbriggs South may have been wrongly put in Band E instead of Band D, when council tax was introduced in 1993. If residents are successful in having their banding changed, they could be paid back as much as £5,000 each.

Aside from these homes, a woman who lives in Springfield Square has recently had her banding changed from C to B.

She said: “It was my neighbour who said to me to check. An assessor came out and I have a letter to say I’m now in Band B.

“I’m still paying the extra and have asked the council when this will change.

“It’s not just the big houses this is affecting, it could be a lot more.”

However, Ian Black, the council’s director of finance, said: “This was an isolated case which is now being processed. The lady should receive her rebate within the week.”

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