Council tax bands and rateable values

The Valuation Office Agency (not the council) sets a valuation band for every home and a rateable value for every business or non-domestic property. We use the banding or the rateable value to work out your bill. Your band or rateable value is shown on your bill.

Council tax

Every home is allocated one of eight bands, A to H. The banding is based on the value of your home at 1 April 1991. The range of values for each band is detailed below.

Council tax bands

Band 

Value (£) 

Up to 40,000 

Over 40,000 and up to 52,000 

Over 52,000 and up to 68,000 

Over 68,000 and up to 88,000 

Over 88,000 and up to 120,000 

Over 120,000 and up to 160,000 

Over 160,000 and up to 320,000 

Over 320,000 

Council tax figures per band (current and previous year)

Checking your band

The band of your property will be shown on your council tax bill. You can also view it online using My Account.

You can check the band attached to any property via the council tax valuation list. This list contains the banding for all homes and can be viewed on the Valuation Office Agency's website www.voa.gov.uk.

Question about your council tax band?

Please contact:

Council Tax South
Valuation Office Agency
1 Francis Grove
Wimbledon
London
SW19 4DT

03000 501501
ctsouth@voa.gsi.gov.uk.

Business rates

The rateable value of a non-domestic property broadly represents its annual open market rental value at 1 April 2008 as per the revaluation, which came into effect on 1 April 2010. 

Useful links:

Checking your rateable value

You can check the rateable value of your property in the rating lists on the Valuation Office Agency web site www.voa.gov.uk .

Question about your rateable value?

Please contact:

Non-domestic Rates London
Valuation Office Agency
Chase House
305 Chase Road
Southgate
London
N14 6LZ.  

03000 501501
ratinglondon@voa.gsi.gov.uk.

Properties liable for both taxes

Properties in mixed use, known as composite properties, will have a rateable value to reflect their non-domestic part, and a band to reflect their domestic part. Composite properties are liable to pay both taxes, albeit on different parts, and so appear on both the valuation and rating lists for the borough.

Want to know more?

Information on how to appeal:

For council tax see council tax banding appeals 

For business rates see business rates appeals.

More information on how properties are valued for council tax or business rates is available on the valuation office web site www.voa.gov.uk including information on how to appeal.

Further sources of information:

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