Charges are applied depending on which band a property falls into. The bands are set by the Valuation Office. You can view your band and the bands of neighbouring properties on the Valuation Office website.
All properties were valued before the start of Council Tax. The valuation date used was 1st April 1991.
After valuation the properties were placed in one of the bands shown below.
|Valuation Band||Value of Property|
|A||Up to and including £40,000|
|B||£40,001 - £52,000|
|C||£52,001 - £68,000|
|D||£68,001 - £88,000|
|E||£88,001 - £120,000|
|F||£120,001 - £160,000|
|G||£160,001 - £320,000|
|H||More than £320,000|
Bands are based on the saleable value of the property on 1st April 1991 and NOT its current value.
The property band is detailed on your bill, just above the financial calculations.
Any improvements made since the start of council tax will only increase the band AFTER a sale or any other "relevant transaction" (eg transfer of title).
Some apparently similar properties may differ in band. The most likely reason is the valuations made on each property border two bands.
If you become the owner of, or move into a property for the first time you may appeal the banding within 6 months.
If you do appeal you MUST carry on paying your original bill. If your appeal is successful we will refund any money that you have overpaid.Report a Council Tax band appeal
or call the Valuation Office on 03000 501501.
A full listing of properties and their bands is available on the Valuation Office Agency website.
There are more circumstances which may affect the banding, if you have any further queries please contact us.