Council Tax band appeals

You can appeal against the banding of your property within six months of occupation unless there has been a reduction in the value of the property. This can be caused by the demolition of any part of the property, any change in its physical state, locality or any adaptation to make it suitable for use by physically disabled persons.

It is the responsibility of the Listings Officer employed by the Valuation Office Agency to maintain the Council Tax bands and not the Council.

The Listings Officer can amend a band in the following circumstances:

  • there has been a material increase in the dwellings value and a relevant transaction has subsequently been carried out; or
  • there has been a reduction in the dwellings value; or
  • the dwelling has become or ceased to be a composite hereditament; or
  • to correct an error; or
  • by order of a Valuation Tribunal or High Court.

Forms are available from the Valuation Office.

You can make your own appeal which must

  • be in writing
  • be served on the Listings Officer
  • show your name and address
  • show the address of the property to which the appeal relates
  • give the reason(s) for the appeal
  • indicate the date the change is to be effective from.

Valuation Office contact details

The address of the office responsible for compiling the Banding List for the Borough of Spelthorne is:

1st Floor, Warwick House,
67 Station Road
Redhill
Surrey RH1 1DL
Telephone: 03000 501501

Please note: Council Tax must be paid in full pending the outcome of any appeal.