After the adjudicator’s decision

We’ll send you the adjudicator’s decision by your chosen communication method.

Lost appeal

The adjudicator’s decision is final and binding on you and the authority.

If you lost your appeal you should pay the authority within 28 days, but it is sensible to do so as soon as possible. You should bear in mind that, after 28 days, if you have not paid, the regulations allow the authority to increase the penalty by 50%.

In exceptional circumstances a decision can be looked at again.  It is not grounds to ask for a review of the decision because you disagree with the adjudicator’s decision.

There are only four exceptional circumstances – you can only apply for a review if one of these grounds apply:

  • You asked for a hearing but your case was decided before a hearing was arranged.
  • The tribunal made an administrative error processing your case
  • New evidence has become available since the decision that could not have been anticipated.
  • There was an error in the law applied to the decision.

You should apply to us for any review in writing within 14 days of our sending you the decision. You can complete this online form or submit your application in writing.

Explain which of the grounds you rely on and give your full reasons for applying.

Won appeal

The adjudicator’s decision is final and binding on the authority and you.

In exceptional circumstances a decision can be looked at again.  It is not grounds to ask for a review of the decision because the authority or you disagree with the adjudicator’s decision.

You will be notified in the unlikely event that the authority asks for the decision to be reviewed.

Costs

The regulations say that costs are not usually awarded.

There are exceptions; the main one is if the adjudicator considers that the authority (or you) were wholly unreasonable in their approach to the case.

To ask the adjudicator to order the other side to pay your costs, you should complete this online form or make an application to us in writing. Break down your claim into expenses and time. The adjudicator will consider it and, if necessary, ask the other side to respond.