1. Challenge your band
Council tax bands are based on how much a property was worth on:
You might be able to challenge your Council Tax band if you have evidence that suggests the band is wrong.
You must continue paying your Council Tax while the challenge is happening.
You can also appoint someone else to challenge on your behalf.
How to challenge your band
Find your property’s Council Tax band on the valuation list.
From ‘Council Tax band details’ choose ‘Do you think this Council Tax band is wrong?’
From ‘If you think your Council Tax band is wrong’ choose ‘Check if you can formally challenge your Council Tax band’.
Answer the questions on the checklist to find out if you can make a challenge.
Select ‘Make a formal challenge to your Council Tax band’.
From ‘Formal challenge details’, add the evidence that supports your challenge to ‘Why do you think this Council Tax band is wrong?’.
Other ways to challenge
You can also challenge by post. Download and fill in the application to either:
- challenge your Council Tax band in England (PDF, 99KB)
- challenge your Council Tax band in Wales (PDF, 105KB)
Send the form to the Listing Officer at your regional VOA (Valuation Office Agency) office.
If you’re in Scotland use the Scottish Assessors website to check your Council Tax band, then follow the link ‘Make a proposal’.
If you’re not eligible to challenge
Contact the VOA to ask for an informal Council Tax band review. Explain why you think your band is wrong, for example you have evidence that local properties of a similar type, age and size are in a lower band than yours.
You’ll be told whether any further evidence is required.
Telephone (England): 03000 501 501
Telephone (Wales): 03000 505 505
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