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Council tax bands, charges and appeals

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) allocates a band to every property based on its value on 1 April 1991. Even if you live in a new property the VOA will work out the band based on what the property value would have been in 1991. Their website has more information on how Council Tax bands are assessed.

You can check your council tax band online.

Council tax charges

Your bill will let you know how much you need to pay. You can also view the list of charges for 2020 to 2021.

Appeal your council tax band

You may be able to appeal your council tax band:

If you appeal against your banding you must continue paying your council tax until a decision has been made.

Appealing your liability

If you disagree with some aspect of your council tax bill because you do not think you are liable for the council tax, or you think an exemption or a discount should be applied, contact us in the first instance.

There is a right of appeal to the Valuation Tribunal against the council’s decision. Appeals can be made in writing to: Valuation Tribunal, 2nd Floor, 120 Lehman Street, London, E1 8EU.

For more information: