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Is there a right of appeal?

For further information on reviews and the Appeals process see 'Appeals'.

The claimant can ask for a review of a decision to calculate an overpayment.  Any such request should be made in writing, within one month of the decision notice.

A landlord can request a review where recovery is being sought from him personally; that is, where an invoice for payment has been issued to him or a deduction is being made from the benefit he receives for one of his tenants in order to recover an overpayment owed by the landlord in respect of another tenant.

Where the overpayment is owed by the landlord personally, he will be notified in writing of a decision to recover from him. Any request for a review should be made within one month of the decision notice.

A landlord can write to the Council at any time requesting a written statement of reasons for the recovery of an overpayment from him.