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Bands seem unfair
TO DETERMINE the correct council tax band for your home, details taken into account are the size, age, character and locality of the property, information about what similar properties have sold for in April 1991 and the bandings of similar properties in the locality.
I live in a small two-bedroom semi-detached house with a kitchen that is not big enough to house a fridge/freezer or swing a mouse (so to speak), and it’s in band B. My previous house was an end terrace with driveway, large rooms, downstairs toilet, upstairs family bathroom, utility room and huge garden, and that is a band A.
Having looked up on the internet it doesn’t seem to be based on size, age, character, locality and 1991 worth (band A up to £40,000, band B £40,000-£49,000); it seems based on whether you are semi-detached or not.
In the band A address, the whole street is all band A for a terrace of four, and band B for semi-detached.
Am I missing something, apart from extra cash I have to spend on council tax?
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