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Valuation and Band Charges

The amount we charge you in council tax is based on the value of your home. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) estimated the sale price of your home as if it had it been sold on 1 April 1991. The value of your home was then placed into a group (or band) of other similarly valued properties.

All new homes are still valued as if they had existed and been sold on 1 April 1991. If you are moving into a new property, tell us you are moving and we will inform the VOA for you.

The valuation band into which your property has been placed will determine how much council tax you pay.

Valuation bands

Your home has been placed into one of eight bands. The 1991 values are shown in the table below:

1991 property values
Valuation Band Range of property values (at at 1 April 1991)
A Up to and including £40,000
B £40,001 - £52,000
C £52,001 - £68,000
D £68,001 - £88,000
E £88,001 - £120,000
F £120,001 - £160,000
G £160,001 - £320,000
H More than £320,001

Your council tax bill will show in which band your home has been valued. If you want to know the valuation band of other properties, please go to the VOA website and enter the address.

Charges

2020

Download the latest council tax charges 2020 [xlsx] 14KB

The percentage increase in council tax from last year, is shown on your bill.

Apply to pay your council tax by direct debit.

2019

Council tax charge per band 2019 [pdf] 42KB

Valuation and Band Charges FAQs

What if my property hasn't been banded yet?

If your property is new and has not been placed in a band yet, you can begin to make payments against your future council tax bill by contacting customer.care@ashford.gov.uk.

Can I appeal against my banding?

There is a time limit for appeals, so don’t delay contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). There is also a website for the Valuation Tribunal.

I am moving home. Will I pay the same council tax as the previous occupiers?

Possibly not. If the previous occupiers built an extension to the property, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) may increase the band from the date of sale.

For more information contact the VOA. Email Email ctsouth@voa.gsi.gov.uk or phone 03000 501501. Please note that this telephone number is for the Valuation Office Agency and therefore deals with valuation enquiries. If your query relates to applying for a business grant, please see our Coronavirus: advice for businesses webpage

Council Tax Band Lookup

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