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Property valuation bands

The amount of council tax you pay depends on which of the eight valuation bands it falls into.

Property band value

Each home has been placed in one of these bands, according to its value on the open market, on 1 April 1991, so recent purchase prices are no guide to the band a property is, or should be in.

Bands

Band Value

A

Up to and including £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

£320,001 and over

Appealing against your band

The government's Valuation Officer assesses the value of the band of a property.
You can appeal against the band your home is in:

  • after it is demolished
  • if it is a house, which is then converted to flats
  • if the area changes, and this drastically affects the value of your home
  • if the balance between domestic and business use changes
  • if your property is derelict and uninhabitable

The Valuation Office can only delete a band if property refurbishments are of a substantial nature, not simply because they are in poor repair.

Find information about domestic properties in disrepair or derelict

You can also appeal within six months of:

  • the listing officer placing your property in a different band
  • the Valuation Office changing the band of a property similar to yours
  • you becoming liable to pay Council Tax for the first time

If, as a result of your appeal, your property is placed in a different band, this will still depend on the value your property would have had on 1 April 1991.

Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold council tax owed in the meantime. If your appeal is successful, you will be entitled to a refund of any overpaid tax.

View information on making and appeal or challenging your band

Further information on Property Bands can be found on the Valuation Office website.