Council Tax bands and rates

Check your Council Tax band, how much you will have to pay, and find out how to appeal if you think you’re in the wrong band.

Check your Council Tax band

There are 8 Council Tax bands, each with a different rate of Council Tax.  You can check the band for the property you live in and find out how much your Council Tax rate is.

Check your Council Tax band

Council Tax bands and rates

BandMarket value of property on 1 April 19912023-24 rate2024-25 rate
AUp to £40,000£1,174.60£1,243.61
B£40,001 to £52,000£1,370.37£1,450.87
C£52,001 to £68,000£1,566.13£1,658.14
D£68,001 to £88,000£1,761.90£1,865.41
E£88,001 to £120,000£2,153.43£2,279.95
F£120,001 to £160,000£2,544.97£2,694.48
G£160,001 to £320,000£2,936.50£3,109.02
H£320,001 and over£3,523.80£3,730.82

How your Council Tax band is worked out

Council Tax is based on the value of the property you live in. Each property is valued and placed in one of eight council tax bands by the Valuation Office Agency, part of HMRC. Lambeth Council does not set your Council Tax band, but it does set the rate that you have to pay.

The bands are based on what a home might have sold for in April 1991. Even if the property you live in was built recently, its band is based on an estimation of what its value would have been in 1991.

Appeal against your Council Tax band

If you think your home is not in the correct Council Tax band, you can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency.

You must keep paying the amount shown on your current Council Tax bill unless your appeal is successful and we send you a new bill.

Adult Social Care Precept

The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London, and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.

It is a government requirement that the adult social care precept is shown as a separate item on council tax bills. Therefore, two percentage changes will be shown on your bill: one for the part of the overall change attributable to the adult social care precept, and one for the part attributable to Lambeth Councils general expenditure. The funding is used to support and provide care where necessary to vulnerable adults in the borough.