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    • PurpleMoneyMan
    • By PurpleMoneyMan 14th Sep 19, 7:13 AM
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    Council tax band challenge advice needed.
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    • 14th Sep 19, 7:13 AM
    Council tax band challenge advice needed. 14th Sep 19 at 7:13 AM
    Hi I recently found out I could have been in the wrong council tax band, I decided to have a look into thinking it would be right, it seems it's wrong.

    However proving it seems to be a challenge.

    How do I go about finding local house price data from 1991?

    My house is currently in Band C as are all the houses around me. However in 1995 my house was sold for 46000, well within Band B.

    I've phoned the VOA and been told that's not enough that the sold prices need to be within 1991-1993, as land registry prices only start from 1995 this is going to be pretty hard to find!

    I've searched rightmove for similar houses to my own and their prices within a 3 mile radius, there aren't many sold in 1995, but the majority are the same and within the 52,000 Band B threshold.
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    • CIS
    • By CIS 14th Sep 19, 8:54 AM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 8:54 AM
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    • 14th Sep 19, 8:54 AM
    It's very difficult - local newspapers may be your best best.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax paralegal assisting landlords and Council Tax payers with council tax disputes and valuation tribunals. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 19th Sep 19, 5:10 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 5:10 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 5:10 PM
    House prices fell considerably between 1991 and 1995 so Band C is probably correct.
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