Property bands

All domestic property has a Council Tax band, each home has been allocated one of eight bands according to its market value at 1 April 1991. The price of your home today is therefore not a good guide as to what your band should be. Your bill will state which band applies to your home.

The amount of Council Tax due for properties in each band is shown in the table.  You can check the valuation band of your own home and other properties by using the Council Tax banding checking service provided by the Valuation Office Agency.

Council Tax Property Bands
BandMarket Value Range of Property(as at 1 April 1991)Council Tax Payable - 2017/18

A

Up to £40,000

£937.21

B

Over £40,000 and up to £52,000

£1093.41

C

Over £52,000 and up to £68,000

£1249.62

D

Over £68,000 and up to £88,000

£1405.83

E

Over £88,000 and up to £120,000

£1718.24

F

Over £120,000 and up to £160,000

£2030.64

G

Over £160,000 and up to £320,000

£2343.04

H

Exceeding £320,000

£2811.66

 

 

Council Tax Property Bands
BandMarket Value Range of Property(as at 1 April 1991)Council Tax Payable - 2016/17

A

Up to £40,000

£895.60

B

Over £40,000 and up to £52,000

£1044.86

C

Over £52,000 and up to £68,000

£1194.13

D

Over £68,000 and up to £88,000

£1343.41

E

Over £88,000 and up to £120,000

£1641.95

F

Over £120,000 and up to £160,000

£1940.48

G

Over £160,000 and up to £320,000

£2239.01

H

Exceeding £320,000

£2686.82

How to appeal

In certain circumstances you can appeal against a valuation banding. This may be for the following reasons:

  • If you believe the banding of your property should be changed because of a material reduction in its value. This may result from a part of your property being demolished, a change in the physical state of your local area, or adapting a property to make it suitable for someone with a physical disability to use. In these cases, revaluing your property should take place as soon as possible
  • If you start or stop using part of your home to carry out a business, or the balance between domestic and business use changes
  • If the Listing Officer has altered a list without a proposal having been made by the taxpayer
  • If you become the taxpayer for a property for the first time. You must make the appeal within six months, but if the grounds for the same appeal have already been considered and determined by a valuation tribunal, it cannot be made again

All enquiries regarding Council Tax valuations are dealt with by the Valuation Office Agency. If you have any questions concerning a banding appeal you should contact them directly.

If you have appealed against a valuation and are waiting to learn the decision, you will still have to pay instalments according to the Council Tax bill that we have sent you. However, if an appeal is successful, you will be entitled to a refund of any Council Tax you have overpaid.