Council Tax band changes
Your Council Tax band may change if your property has been altered, or after a property of a similar type in the area has been re-banded.
Residential property Council Tax bands have been set according to the value of a property.
Your property may be moved to a higher or lower band because its size or internal structure has been altered by a previous owner. A band increase due to alterations only takes place after the property has been sold.
Your property may have been:
- increased in size
- decreased in size eg partly demolished
- changed in some other way eg divided into flats or smaller self-contained units or converted into a single property
Your property band may also change following the re-banding of one or more properties of a similar size, type and construction in the immediate vicinity of your property.
You may also find out from your solicitor, that the Council Tax band of a property you are buying is likely to change.
A change in your Council Tax band means that the amount of Council Tax you pay to your local authority will also change.
What to do if your property band is changing
If you have received a letter from the VOA informing you that your Council Tax band is changing, you need do nothing further.
The VOA will tell your local authority about the new banding and your local authority will amend your Council Tax bill.
You have a legal right to appeal your Council Tax band within six months of us telling you about the change.
Published: 22 January 2016
From: Valuation Office Agency