Frequently Asked Questions
Will my band be increased if I extend my house?
Under current legislation any alterations or extensions that you carry out will not affect the valuation band until the property is sold. You will not incur any additional liability. A representative of the Assessor may re-inspect the property in order to review the banding for future taxpayers.
My property is newly built, how do I find out my band?
If your house is not shown on the Council Tax Valuation List you should contact the Assessor immediately. He will arrange for the property to be inspected and added to the Council Tax Valuation List as soon as possible and will issue a notice showing the entry in the List.
What can I do if I think my council tax band is too high?
Contact us for advice of your rights of Appeal.
How much will I be asked to pay for my council tax?
Click on the link below for council tax charges for the current year:
Council Tax Charges (Opens in a new window)
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What does each band refer to in terms of capital value?
The banding reflects the figure at which the property might have been expected to sell in the open market on 1st April 1991, having taken into consideration the assumptions set out in the legislation which established the council tax.
The valuation bands cover the value ranges:
Band A – up to £27,000
Band B – £27,001 to £35,000
Band C – £35,001 to £45,000
Band D – £45,001 to £58,000
Band E – £58,001 to £80,000
Band F – £80,001 to £106,000
Band G – £106,001 to £212,000
Band H – over £212,000
How can my house be valued at 1991 prices if not built then?
The legislation requires that all houses must appear in the Council Tax Valuation List showing the band in which they would fall had they been in existence at 1st April 1991.