Other sources of 1991 property values

Hello,
Before the lockdown I asked my local archive library to provide me with copies of the property adverts in 1991 and when they checked the papers the property adverts had no street names. 

I am looking to dispute the council tax banding of my new build property in a regeneration area where I moved across from Band B to Band D. There are several active 2 bedroom properties within a 1 mile radius who are in Band B including my old flat. I understand the council have been raising bands on new builds.

What other valid sources will the Valuation Office accept for 1991 property values?

Thank you in advance 
Dara


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  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,612 Forumite
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    There is no information on actual 1991 property sales in the public domain. 

    What is the difference in price between your previous and current flats?
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • yeko427
    yeko427 Posts: 3 Newbie
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    The few council flats were sold roughly for £240K in 2015 and the current flat in 2019 is £360K.
  • Owain_Moneysaver
    Owain_Moneysaver Posts: 11,357 Forumite
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    The Valuation Office should accept a valuation prepared according to the valuation guidelines by a RICS chartered surveyor. This will cost you several hundred pounds though. 
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  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,612 Forumite
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    yeko427 said:
    The few council flats were sold roughly for £240K in 2015 and the current flat in 2019 is £360K.
    My house was worth around £300K in 2019 and is in Band D, so Band D for a flat costing £360K doesn't seem that unreasonable.
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,612 Forumite
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    The Valuation Office should accept a valuation prepared according to the valuation guidelines by a RICS chartered surveyor. This will cost you several hundred pounds though. 
    During the 12 yrs of my time at the VOA, dealing with CT appeals, I don't recall any appeal where the taxpayer had a 1991 valuation from a Chartered Surveyor. Knowing how the VOA works, I doubt they would accept it unchallenged. 
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • Thank you lincroft for your advice.
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