By Holly Thomas in Saga Magazine.
You could be paying too much council tax if your property has been given the wrong banding. Here’s how to find out your council tax band and get it rebanded.
Could council tax rebanding help you?
Do you know whether you are paying too much council tax each year?
Each property – whether a house or flat – is placed into a council tax band which determines the level of council tax charged.
Council tax bands are a matter of public record. You can check the banding for your home – and in fact, any address you like – and apply for council tax rebanding.
Am I paying too much council tax?
Over the years, it has come to light that many households have been wrongly banded along the way, prompting many people to question their own banding.
There is a seemingly arbitrary and secret way in which council tax rates are decided. A rule of thumb is that unless there is something unique about your property, it will be in the same tax band as your neighbours’ homes, and an appeal to be placed in a cheaper council tax band is unlikely to succeed.
However, homes are forever being extended and improved, which means houses on a street are not necessarily the same.
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