What is a Council Tax band?
Each property is valued and placed in a Council Tax band by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is part of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the band of a property. The VOA bands a property based on its value on 1 April 1991. Properties built after this date, are valued as if they had been built on 1 April 1991. The bands and property values are:
• Band A - Up to and including £40,000
• Band B - £40,001 to £52,000
• Band C - £52,001 to £68,000
• Band D - £68,001 to £88,000
• Band E - £88,001 to £120,000
• Band F - £120,001 to £160,000
• Band G - £160,001 to £320,000
• Band H - More than £320,000
Council Tax band FAQs
- My neighbour's house is the same size as mine, why are the bands different?
Contact the VOA and ask them to check their records.
- I have just bought a property, why has the Council Tax band increased?
If there has been an extension or renovation to the property, the VOA will review the band when the property is sold.