How much is Council Tax?

Valuation bands

Valuation bands are decided by the Valuation Office Agency, who are part of the Inland Revenue, and not by the Council.

The valuation bands place properties in eight categories that are listed in the table below.

 Band Property value at 1 April 1991
A up to £40,000
B £40,001 to £52,000
C £52,001 to £68,000
D £68,001 to £88,000
E £88,001 to £120,000
F £120,001 to £160,000
G £160,001 to £320,000
H Values over £320,000

Find out what valuation band your property is in at the Valuation Office Agency website.

Appealing a valuation band

The valuation band for each property has been decided by the Inland Revenue Valuation Office Agency.

You have a right to appeal against a valuation band on a property up to six months after first becoming responsible for the Council Tax, or if there are substantial alterations either to the property or the area in which it is situated.

When considering an appeal, you must take into account that the valuations are based on market values as at 1 April 1991 and assume that the property is in a reasonable state of repair and is sold with full vacant possession. The actual circumstances, or whether you own or rent the property, are not considered.

If you have made an appeal, you should remember that the Council Tax must be paid on the Valuation Band that is presently set. Any credit will be refunded should your appeal be successful.

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