Frequently Asked Questions
Can you appeal a Charge Certificate ?
The council will often refuse appeals at this stage. You can however appeal to the tribunal if you received a notice of rejection but could not send your appeal on time.
You should however wait for an order for recovery, if any of the following apply:
- If you did not receive the penalty charge notice,
- made payment or
- are waiting for an appeal outcome from the council or tribunal, wait for the order for recovery.
If your appeal is still in progress
If your appeal is still in progress, receiving a charge certificate is deemed an abuse of process and is a procedural error. If you receive a charge certificate, notify the council or tribunal and inform them of the procedural error. The council will often withdraw the appeal or the adjudicator will allow the appeal.
If you did not receive the PCN?
You should inform the council via the appeal page immediately. Wait for an order for recovery.
Can you get it cancelled ?
Yes, you can get a charge certificate cancelled by simply sending a witness statement to the TEC within 21 days or receiving the order for recovery.