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    • basherbaz
    • By basherbaz 13th Mar 18, 11:28 AM
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    council tax re claim ?
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    council tax re claim ? 13th Mar 18 at 11:28 AM
    Looking for help re council tax claim - Bought property in Jan 87 for either 90,000 or 91441 including all charges and fees. Which figure should I use on the nationwide calculator to get an april 91 figure ? If is use the lower purchase price this comes out at a value of 159,256 which is just below the G valuation band rating of 160K to 320K. So presume it may be worth challenging the band rating ? the higher figure takes it over the 160K but still may be worth challenging ? Also if I challenge the rating can my band be raised (as I have added several extensions to the property since) ?. Thanks for any help first post.
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    • telemarks
    • By telemarks 13th Mar 18, 11:50 AM
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    Warm welcome, and first question is what band are you currently, I assume G, or is it H???
    Looking for help re council tax claim ... Also if I challenge the rating can my band be raised (as I have added several extensions to the property since) ?. Thanks for any help first post.
    Originally posted by basherbaz
    The MSE page on this is great, I just went though it last night for my Dad, key points:
    You can't ask for your band to be lowered, only for a 'reassessment', which means your band could be moved up as well as down.
    It's even possible that your neighbours' band could be increased, although this is rare.
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/council-tax-bands-change
    Last edited by telemarks; 13-03-2018 at 11:58 AM.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 13th Mar 18, 1:46 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 1:46 PM
    If you've added extensions prior to April 1993, the these can be taken into account. House price indices are inaccurate and at best can only give a general guide price.

    You should look for properties of a similar age, type and size in a lower band in the area. But be aware these bands may be too low and could be increased as previous poster has said
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