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  • Tax

    Council Tax Appeal Help!

    Hi

    I have recently purchased a newly built townhouse (a development consists of 9 terrace townhouses in South West London).  It is a 3 bed + 1 small study house, purchased price £890k, surrounded by all period houses.  The council believes my house including all other 8 units are at council tax Band G (bear in mind that Band H is the most expensive tax band), however all of our neighbouring period houses are at Band C to E, the average sold prices are around 600k - 700k.  My questions are:

    1. Is it because this is a new build and its sold price is relatively higher than the local average price, so VOA would put my house at band G?

    2. Would you guys recommend me to appeal?  because I think it is unfair that as I can see there are some large 4-6 bed houses (sold at £1.1m to £3.3m) located in the most expensive area less than a mile away are at band F and H

    3. What are the key points I should raise in my appeal?

    Thank you in adv

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    Surely the council tax band was information freely available when you started the purchase process, before you were committed?

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    obviously you need to establish the relevant date of the valuation.  may be fair new builds it is different to existing properties and that would explain the anomaly?

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