Each property has been allocated by the Valuation Office Agency to one of eight bands according to its open market capital value at 1st April 1991. The bands came into effect on 1st April 1993.

The bands and the value of properties are shown in the table below. The ratio shows the proportion of council tax payable in that band:

Valuation BandValue at 1st April 1991Ratio to Band D
AUp to £40,0006/9ths
BOver £40,000 and up to £52,0007/9ths
COver £52,000 and up to £68,0008/9ths
DOver £68,000 and up to £88,0001
EOver £88,000 and up to £120,00011/9ths
FOver £120,000 and up to £160,00013/9ths
GOver £160,000 and up to £320,00015/9ths
HOver £320,00018/9ths

Can I appeal against my property’s valuation band?

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) values domestic properties for council tax. This valuation is used to set your council tax band. You might need to contact the VOA if you think your council tax band is wrong.

You can find out more about when you can challenge your band and what you need to do at gov.uk/challenge-council-tax-band. If you challenge your band, you must continue to pay council tax at your current band until your appeal is decided.

You can contact the VOA at gov.uk/contact-voa. If you are unable to use the online service you can also contact the VOA on 03000 501 501.