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Council Tax Bands and Charges

What are these "Bands" and "Charges"?

The Valuation Office Agency values every domestic property in England and Wales for council tax purposes.

Your council tax is based on your home's value on 1 April 1991. To determine the right band for your home, the valuation office agency takes into account the size, age, character and locality of the property. They then look at what price similar properties sold for on 1 April 1991.

From that valuation your property is placed into one of eight valuation bands, A - H. Every financial year, effective from 1 April, we set a charge for each band.


New Frankley in Birmingham Parish

Sutton Coldfield

Band

City Council*

Fire and Rescue Authority

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Total excluding Parish Precept

Parish Precept

Parish Total

Parish Precept

Parish Total


£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

A

803.10

37.35

74.37

914.82

22.52

937.34

33.31

948.13

B

936.95

43.58

86.76

1,067.29

26.27

1,093.56

38.86

1,106.15

C

1,070.80

49.80

99.16

1,219.76

30.03

1,249.79

44.41

1,264.17

D

1,204.65

56.03

111.55

1,372.23

33.78

1,406.01

49.96

1,422.19

E

1,472.35

68.48

136.34

1,677.17

41.29

1,718.46

61.06

1,738.23

F

1,740.05

80.93

161.13

1,982.11

48.79

2,030.90

72.16

2,054.27

G

2,007.75

93.38

185.92

2,287.05

56.30

2,343.35

83.27

2,370.32

H

2,409.30

112.05

223.10

2,744.45

67.56

2,812.01

99.92

2,844.37

*This amount includes the Adult Social Care precept which is shown separately on your bill

If you have any questions about the Sutton Coldfield precept, you can visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/sutton-coldfield-parish-council


New properties and Completion Notices

What is a completion notice?

A completion notice is a document that specifies the 'completion date' for newly built properties. It is the date on which the property becomes a dwelling for council tax purposes, and is the date it is entered into the valuation list.

The council can issue a completion notice if it believes a property that is not in the valuation list can be completed within three months.

If you disagree with the date we have used contact us and we may agree to change it and issue a new notice.

If we cannot agree a date you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal (VT). For details of the process, please go to their website.

The VT will accept your appeal as long as:

  • it is a matter they are allowed by law to consider. i.e. related to a completion notice, AND
  • we have written to you no more than two months previously confirming our decision and your right of appeal, OR
  • it is more than four months since you made a written request that we reconsider the matter and we have not responded to you in writing

They cannot make a decision in relation to:

  • the manner in which the council has handled the matter, for instance the advice that you were given or delays in replying to you

You may wish to instruct an agent or surveyor to appeal on your behalf but they will charge you.

The council does not endorse particular companies or individuals but you are advised to deal only with qualified members of the IRRV or RICS.



Who is liable to pay?

Normally the person living in the property will pay, if it is their sole or main residence and they are over 18 years of age. If more than one person lives in the property, then it is the person who comes first on the following list:-

  • owner who lives in the property
  • tenant who lives in the property
  • any person who lives in the property
  • owner who does not live in the property

If two or more people have the same interest in the property, e.g., they are joint owners, or are married or living together as though married then they are all made liable and the council tax bill is payable by either person.

In some circumstances, the owner is the liable person for the following types of property who have to pay and not the people who live there:

  • Residential care homes
  • Houses split into different households
  • Religious communities
  • Houses for residential staff
  • Certain properties for religious ministers and
  • Houses for asylum seekers.