Council Tax Banding

"Council tax is a necessary contribution towards the betterment of our communities, enabling the provision of essential local services that enhance our quality of life."

Aurora Assist: Your Guide in Council Tax Banding Challenges

Council tax, a significant financial commitment for homeowners, often raises questions regarding its accuracy and fairness. Aurora Assist stands as a beacon for those navigating the intricate waters of council tax banding, offering unparalleled expertise in identifying and rectifying potential discrepancies.

Our specialisation lies in:

Deep-Dive Analysis: Aurora Assist delves into the nuances of council tax bandings, comparing similar properties in your vicinity to pinpoint disparities.

Property Assessment: Our team meticulously evaluates your property's specifics, ensuring your council tax band mirrors its true value.

Appeal Process Mastery: Aurora Assist's seasoned professionals are adept at the council tax appeal intricacies, guiding you from evidence collection to representation.

By aligning with Aurora Assist, you're not just availing a service; you're partnering with a legacy of excellence in council tax banding challenges. Our tailored approach ensures your property's valuation is just and fair. If council tax banding concerns loom large, Aurora Assist is your solution. Reach out and let us illuminate the path to rightful council tax assessment.

Council Tax Demystified

A cornerstone of the UK's local taxation system, council tax is levied on residential properties, fuelling essential local services. The tax bands, ranging from A (lowest) to H (highest), are anchored to property values as of April 1, 1991. This valuation, overseen by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has remained consistent, with the actual tax amount being influenced by the local council's tax rate.

Believing in an incorrect or unfair council tax banding? Aurora Assist is your ally, offering meticulous analysis and guidance, ensuring your property's valuation is both accurate and just.

What is Council Tax?

Council tax is a local taxation system in the United Kingdom that is levied on residential properties. It is the primary means through which local authorities, such as city councils or district councils, generate revenue to fund local services like rubbish collection, street maintenance, schools, and public transportation.

The council tax bands, which determine the amount of tax homeowners are required to pay, are based on the value of the property as of April 1, 1991. The valuation bands range from A to H, with band A being the lowest and band H being the highest. Each band corresponds to a specific range of property values.

The valuation of the property in 1991 was chosen as the reference point because it was the last time a comprehensive assessment of property values was carried out across the country. This means that the council tax bands are based on the relative property values as of that specific date, and they have remained in place since then.

The valuation bands are determined by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is an executive agency of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The VOA assesses the value of properties based on factors such as location, size, layout, and other relevant characteristics.

It's important to note that although the council tax bands are based on the 1991 valuation, the actual amount of council tax payable is determined by the local council's tax rate, also known as the council tax multiplier. The council tax multiplier is set by each local authority and is used to calculate the final tax liability for a property within a specific band.

If homeowners believe that their property has been incorrectly placed in a particular council tax band or that the banding is unfair, they have the right to challenge it. They can seek assistance from professionals like Aurora Assist, who can provide expert analysis and guidance throughout the process of challenging the council tax banding to ensure a fair and accurate assessment based on the property's value.