Valuation for council tax

Council Tax valuation bands and how to appeal against your banding

Each home will be allocated to one of eight bands according to their open market capital value on the 1 April 1991 (recent purchase prices are therefore not necessarily the best evidence of that value).

Valuation band and range of values

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

You can check the valuation band for your house using a quick online search on this page of the Valuation Office Agency website This link will take you to an external website... .

How to appeal against a valuation banding

The grounds for appealing a banding are restricted to the following instances:

  • Where you believe that the banding should be changed because there has been a material increase or material reduction (this is explained below) in the dwelling's value
  • Where you start or stop using part of your dwelling to carry out a business, or the balance between domestic and business use changes
  • Where you become the taxpayer in respect of a dwelling for the first time. Your appeal must be made within six months, but if the same appeal has already been considered and determined by a Valuation Tribunal it cannot be made again
  • A material increase in value may result from building, engineering, or other work carried out on the dwelling. In these cases revaluation does not take place until after a sale - so the person appealing would usually be the new owner or resident
  • A material reduction in value may result from the demolition of any part of the dwelling, any change in the physical state of the local area or an adaptation to make the dwelling suitable for use by someone with a physical disability. In these cases revaluation should take place as soon as possible.

Further information regarding appeals, and how to make one, can be found on the VOA website This link will take you to an external website... or from your local Valuation Office:

Valuation Office Agency
Ground Floor
Ferrers House
Castle Meadow Road
Nottingham, NG2 1AB

Telephone: Tel: 03000 501 501
Email: readinggroup.vo@voa.gsi.gov.uk

Last reviewed: 09 - 01 - 2014

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