How much should I be paying?

Each property has been given a band according to its open market capital value at 1 April 1991.

The Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), decided the value.

Your Council Tax bill shows which band your property is in.

If you don't have a bill, you can check your Council Tax band.

Standard charges

The rates in this table are the standard charges per year for your valuation band.

If you get a discount or have an extra charge for an empty property, then your charge will be different.

Do I qualify for a discount?

Valuation bandRange of values1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025
A Up to and including £40,000 £1,117.01
B £ 40,001 - £ 52,000 £1,303.17
C £ 52,001 - £ 68,000 £1,489.34
D £ 68,001 - £ 88,000 £1,675.51
E £ 88,001 - £120,000 £2,047.85
F £120,001 - £160,000 £2,420.18
G £160,001 - £320,000 £2,792.52
H More than £320,000 £3,351.02

These charges are pro rata if you moved into the property part way through the Council Tax year (1 April to 31 March).

Think yours is incorrect?

Any queries regarding the banding of your home should be directed to the Valuation Office Agency

If you believe the banding of your property should be changed because there has been a material increase or reduction in value, you can challenge your banding. 

A material increase in value may result from building, engineering or other work carried out on the dwelling. In these cases, revaluation does not take place until after a sale, so the person appealing would usually be the new owner or resident

A reduction in value may result from the demolition of any part of the home, any change in the physical state of the local area or an adaptation to make the home or dwelling suitable for use by someone with a physical disability.

In these cases revaluation should take place as soon as possible. The grounds for appeal about banding are restricted to the following:

  • where you believe that the banding should be changed because there has been a material increase or material reduction in the dwelling's value
  • where you start or stop using part of your dwelling to carry out a business, or the balance between domestic and business use changes
  • the listing officer has altered the list without a proposal having been made by a taxpayer:
  • where you become the taxpayer in respect of a dwelling for the first time (your appeal must be made within six months, but if the same appeal has already been considered and determined by a Valuation Tribunal, it cannot be made again).

 Please note that making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of tax owing in the meantime. If your appeal is successful you will be entitled to a refund of any overpaid tax.

Further details of the appeals procedures (including the role of the valuation tribunals) are available via The Valuation Office Agency.