Council tax - band reductions

Every domestic property is allocated a valuation band. The responsibility of placing properties into their appropriate band belongs to the Valuation Office Agency.

The valuation bands are based on the amount a property would have been sold for on 1 April 1991.

If you think your property has been placed in the incorrect band you have the right to appeal. The Valuation office agency will be able to inform you of your rights of appeal. More about appeals is available on the Valuation Office Agency website.

Council tax property band search

You can check the council tax banding of a property on the Valuation Office Agency website.

Band reduction for the disabled

If you or somebody you live with is disabled you may be entitled to a reduction in your council tax. If a reduction is granted your council tax bill will be reduced to match that of a property one band lower.

Do I qualify?

To qualify for the band reduction the property must provide one or more of the following features essential to the well-being of the disabled person:

  • a room, but not a bathroom, kitchen or lavatory, which is mainly required for meeting the disabled person’s needs, and is directly linked with the disabled persons disability, for example a room used especially for kidney dialysis treatment
  • an additional bathroom or additional kitchen for meeting the needs of the disabled person
  • sufficient floor space for a disabled person who has to use a wheelchair around the home

How to apply

If you do not already receive this reduction and think you may qualify please complete the council tax – reduction for the disabled form.

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