Property bands and charges
Council tax is related to the valuation of your property. Each property has been valued and placed in one of eight council tax bands by the Valuation Office Agency, which is part of the Inland Revenue, not Lambeth Council.
Lambeth's council tax rates for this year, 2013-14, are:
||Market value of your home on 1 April 1991
||Council tax 2013-14 |
|| Up to £40,000
|| £40,001 to £52,000
||£52,001 to £68,000
||£68,001 to £88,000
||£88,001 to £120,000
|| £120,001 to £160,000
|| £160,001 to £320,000
|| £320,001 and over
You can find out your home's property bands and charges using our property bands search tool.
Previous year's rates
View our previous year's council tax rates.
You must still pay your council tax even if you are making an appeal.
If you are responsible for paying the council tax, or an agent acting on behalf of someone who is, you may appeal against the property banding.
An appeal must be made in writing to the council tax listing officer at the Wimbledon Valuation Office.
We do not value properties and so cannot deal with any appeals against banding. Any changes in the value of properties due to fluctuations in the housing market will not be a reason for changing your council tax band.
Making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of your council tax. If your appeal is successful you will be refunded any money you have overpaid. Any appeal must be made within six months of you becoming the responsible person for council tax at your property.
Go to the Valuation Office website for more information
Other council tax appeals
In addition to banding issues you may also appeal if:
- you have been billed for council tax but do not believe you are responsible for paying the tax as you do not fall into one of the owner or occupier categories;
- you have claimed a discount or exemption and this has been refused; or
- you think any item on your bill has been calculated incorrectly.
To appeal about these matters, please write to:
Lambeth Council Tax
PO Box 67073
Please mark your letter 'APPEAL'. We should respond to your appeal within two months. If you are not satisfied with the response, or you do not get a reply, you may apply to a tribunal to hear your appeal. Certain time limits apply. You can obtain full details from the council tax office at the address above.