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Information on council tax bands and charges.
Council tax valuation band
Each domestic property (house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat) is placed in a valuation band according to what its value would have been if sold on the open market on 1 April 1991.
Your council tax bill shows which band your property is in. The bands, which are set by the Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency, are as shown below:
Band A Up to and including £40,000
Band B £40,001 - £52,000
Band C £52,001 - £68,000
Band D £68,001 - £85,000
Band E £85,001 - £120,000
Band F £120,001 - £160,000
Band G £160,001 - £320,000
Band H more than £320,000
What is the band of my property?
Information about the band of your property is provided by the valuation office agency. To find out about the band of your property please choose the link to the valuation office agency to the right of this page. It will help if you have your post code available. If you disagree with the valuation band that your property has been placed in, please contact the Valuation Office Agency direct. Payment is required in accordance with your bill whilst you are appealing your band.
How much is my council tax?
To find out how much your council tax will be for 2013/2014 look for your parish and property band in the council tax annual charges 2013/2014 document that can be found in the downloads section to the right. The charges in the document assume that there are 2 adult residents living in the property as their main home and they are not entitled to a discount or exemption.
Council tax charges
Although council tax is normally paid by the person living in the property, there are some circumstances when the owner has to pay. Examples: a property that is classed as houses in multiple occupation - where occupiers have their own bedroom but share facilities with other tenants such as bathrooms and kitchen. If we deem you to be liable as the owner of the house in multiple occupation, we will write to you to inform you of this.
If you are not sure whether you are liable to pay the council tax, please contact us.
Is council tax chargeable on empty properties?
With effect from 1 April 2013, council tax became chargeable on properties that would previously have been exempt.
Unoccupied and unfurnished properties that were previously exempt for up to 6 months will now be liable for a 25% discount for up to 6 months and those properties undergoing major repair or are uninhabitable were previously exempt for up to 12 months are now only entitled to a discount of 50% for a maximum period of 12 months.
This change has been approved by the councillors and is not subject to negotiation.