Reading through all the comments I’m not clear what has worked and was the end result was for each case. Please advise with the regards to points below as I have the same issue!
Did you challenge the estimated invoice or wait for works to complete with a final invoice before challenging? If stillwaiting for completion what is your plan to challenge?
If challenging a final invoice for major works does it mean it can/should not be paid until you have agreed with the council about the amount due?
What results occurred from contacting the MP/councillor(s)?
Did you get the bill reduced, perhaps because the council made a procedural error, caved in or went to the First-tier Tribunal?
If you didn’t go to the First-tier Tribunal, why not?
If you did go to the First-tier Tribunal please share what happened.