I got an email earlier from someone asking me what Council Tax Band their property is in. I imagine a lot of people have no idea what council tax band they’re in. I bet there’s even a few lost souls out there that didn’t even know there were different bands.
Why should I care which council Tax band I’m in?
Council tax applies to home owners’ and renters’ because they’re usually the people that have to pay the tax.
Council tax can ultimately play part in a decisive factor, in whether someone is going to buy a property or rent a property. If the council tax seems to be financially unsuitable, it can break a deal. Consequently, it’s important to know which council tax band a property is in, and know how much it will cost.
The amount you pay depends upon the area in which you live and the band of your property. To find how much each band has to pay in your area, visit your local council’s website.
Council tax banding
Your council tax banding is dependent on the value of the property- it’s banded by a letter, from A to H. A being the least expensive, and H being the most expensive. Obviously, the higher the value of the property, the higher the council tax band.
Finding out which council tax band I’m In?
The band of every house in England, Wales & Scotland is public info via the following websites:
- In England and Wales use the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
- In Scotland use the Scottish Assessors Association (SAA)
- You could always ask your neighbours and see if they know.
Know of a better way to find out the band? Let me know!
Disclaimer: I'm just a simple landlord blogger, I am not qualified to give legal or financial advice. Any advice I give is my opinion based on my experience, and is never legal or professional advice. You should always get professional advice on any legal and financial matters!