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 1st April 1991.
The following table is based on the charges for the Kendal area for 2016 to 2017 but your bill may vary as all parishes are slightly different depending on the parish precept.
Council Tax valuation bands
|Valuation band||Value of property||Council Tax in 2015 to 2016 £||Council Tax in 2016 to 2017 £|
|A||Up to £40,000||1,069.75||1,108.91|
|B||£40,001 to £52,000||1,248.05||1,293.73|
|C||£52,001 to £68,000||1,426.34||1,478.55|
|D||£68,001 to £88,000||1,604.63||1,663.37|
|E||£88,001 to £120,000||1,961.21||2,033.01|
|F||£120,001 to £160,000||2,317.80||2,402.65|
|G||£160,001 to £320,000||2,674.38||2,772.28|
|H||More than £320,000||3,209.26||3,326.74|
Your Council Tax bill states which band applies to your dwelling.
The Valuation Office Agency also provides a wealth of information relating to Council Tax property valuations, and the way properties are assessed.
How to appeal against a Council Tax banding
Appeals are only allowed in certain circumstances. The Valuation Office Agency website explains how you can 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.