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Council Tax bands

Most dwellings are subject to the Council Tax. There is one bill per dwelling whether it is owned or rented, and whether it is a house, bungalow, flat, maisonette, mobile home or houseboat.

Each property is allocated one of eight bands according to it's market value on 1 April 1991.

The following table is based on the charges for the Kendal area for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 but your bill may vary as all parishes are slightly different depending on the parish precept.

Council Tax charges by parish

Valuation band Value of property Council Tax in 2016 to 2017 £ Council Tax in 2017 to 2018 £
A Up to £40,000 1,108.91 1,148.43
B £40,001 to £52,000 1,293.73 1,339.85
C £52,001 to £68,000 1,478.55 1,531.24
D £68,001 to £88,000 1,663.37 1,722.66
E £88,001 to £120,000 2,033.01 2,105.47
F £120,001 to £160,000 2,402.65 2,488.28
G £160,001 to £320,000 2,772.28 2,871.09
H More than £320,000 3,326.74 3,445.32

Your Council Tax bill states which band applies to your dwelling.

How domestic properties are assessed for Council Tax bands

Appeal against your Council Tax banding

Appeals are only allowed in certain circumstances.

Check and challenge your Council Tax banding

You must still pay your Council Tax even though you are making an appeal. If your appeal is successful you will be entitled to a refund of any overpaid tax. 

If you make an appeal and you are still not satisfied that a proper decision has been reached (or you are not notified of a decision within two months of making your appeal) you can then appeal to the Valuation Tribunal.