Council Tax Rebanding Refused

I have written to the VOA as my property is in band C.

I believe it should be in band A or B.

The property was last sold in 1987 for £30,000. I have the estate agents advert from the time.

The request for rebanding has been declined and the letter states i have no right of appeal against the review....

For the property to be in band C it would have to be be worth £52,000 in April 1991 which is totally unrealistic given the sale price in 1987.

Any ideas on my next step?

Thanks in advance

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  • lincroft1710lincroft1710 Forumite
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    Prices were rising in 1987, so without knowing the month the ad appeared or what condition the property was in, the figure of £30K isn't much help.

    What bands are nearby properties of a similar size, age and type in? If you can find any in Bands A or B, then go back to the VOA with this info.
  • Hi lincroft, thanks for the reply

    the problem is that the property is a bungalow and most bungalows are unique in the area. a lot of other properties are terrace houses and in band A or B.

    I quoted these on the initial request for re-evaluation but was told these properties were not comparable as they are terraces.

    The property was valued for inheritance purposes in 2000 @£70k, if that helps?
  • BeetlemamaBeetlemama Forumite
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    They turned us down too, despite the band A's opposite us having 4 beds and a garage! Ah well. More likely there's is wrong then ours, but I wouldn't report them.
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    Inheritance Tax values will take everything into account, whereas value for CT purposes will ignore items such as poor repair or poor decorative order, so may be a bit low. £70K suggests B/C, but unless you can find bungalows of a similar size in B, you've got nothing to persuade them to change their mind.
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    Beetlemama wrote: »
    They turned us down too, despite the band A's opposite us having 4 beds and a garage! Ah well. More likely there's is wrong then ours, but I wouldn't report them.

    I would say most definitely they're wrong, unless they were tiny places massively extended by their current owners or suffer from serious subsidence or constructional problems
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