Your property is given a Council Tax band, which determines how much you pay. There are eight Council Tax bands from A – H.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) determine which band your property is in, based on its market value on 1 April 1991.
If you don't agree with your Council Tax band
You can appeal against the valuation banding within six months of becoming the taxpayer. Also, if your Council Tax band changes you have six months to appeal it. For more information visit the Council Tax appeals page.
Newly-built/Renovated Properties- Provisional Banding
If you are moving into a newly-built /renovated property, which has not yet have been allocated a band for council tax purpose by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which can take up to three months.
The council will provide a ‘provisional banding’ for the property to enable customers to start making payments towards their council tax bill.
This provisional valuation should not be taken as any indication of the band which will be allocated by the Valuation Office and there is no legal obligation to pay a council tax bill, which is based on a ‘provisional valuation’.
However, please be aware that by delaying making payments towards the council tax bill and the property being allocated a band, customers may find that their instalments are higher than they would anticipate because of the limited number of instalments available in the financial year.