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Council Tax bands

Information on the council tax band of your house, the charge for your house, who gives your house its council tax band and how to appeal the band your house has been given.

About Council Tax Banding

The assessor, who works for the Lothian Valuation Joint Board, values your home and puts it into one of eight valuation bands from A to H. The value is based on how much your home was worth on the open market on 1 April 1991.

Note: If you have purchased a property and the value has increased (e.g. an extension has been added) the assessor may revalue the property and place it in a higher valuation band.

The amount of Council Tax you have to pay is applied across a range of bands from A to H, with all bands having a relationship with band D, known as the multiplier. The Scottish Government has legislated to change the Council Tax multipliers for properties in Bands E to H from 1 April 2017. The tables below show the revised multipliers for 2017/18 and the previous multipliers. This change is for Council Tax only, combined water and waste water charges are not affected.

Single person households with net income of up to £16,750, and all other households with net income of up to £25,000, with less than £16,000 in savings are eligible to apply for assistance to pay the increased charge through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Band D Multiplier Table

2017- Onwards

BandValuation RangeBand D Multiplier
AUp to £27,000240/360
B£27,001 to £35,000280/360
C£35,001 to £45,000320/360
D£45,001 to £58,000360/360
E£58,001 to £80,000473/360
F£80,001 to £106,000585/360
G£106,001 to £212,000705/360
HOver £212,000882/360

1993-2016

BandValuation RangeBand D Multiplier
AUp to £27,0006/9
B£27,001 to £35,0007/9
C£35,001 to £45,0008/9
D£45,001 to £58,0009/9
E£58,001 to £80,00011/9
F£80,001 to £106,00013/9
G£106,001 to £212,00015/9
HOver £212,00018/9

2016-2017 Council Tax and water charges

BandCouncil Tax (£)Water(£)Waste Water (£)Total(£)
A752.00130.80151.801034.60
B877.33152.60177.101207.03
C1002.67174.40202.401379.47
D1128.00196.20227.701551.90
E1378.67239.80278.301896.77
F1629.33283.40328.902241.63
G1880.00327.00379.502586.50
H2256.00392.40455.403103.80

Appealing your council tax band

You can appeal against your Council Tax band to the assessor. You must continue to pay your Council Tax until the assessor has made a decision on your appeal.

For more details, contact:

The Assessor for the Lothian Valuation Joint Board,
17A South Gyle Crescent,
Edinburgh
EH12 9FL.

Phone: 0131 344 2500