Council tax Bandings

Mark Ritchie made this Freedom of Information request to Valuation Office Agency

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Dear Valuation Office Agency,

I would like all the relevant data which surounds council tax bandings within South Wales. I will give a few examples:-

1. Why one property in a similar area and of the same description, i.e, terraced house, can be in a band A and the same type property in a similar area can be in a band B.

2. How two properties , one worth 20 thousand pounds more than the other property with two more bedrooms can be in a cheaper band than a similar property in a similar area with less bedrooms and worth less yet this property can be placed in a band B.

3. All legislation that governs how you decide bandings within South Wales and also the information that shows what bands you have placed people in since the last review which by what i have been told by yourselves, was carried out in 2003.

4. The informationwith regards to the law that clearly shows you are allowed to use your own assessers when it comes to inspecting a property and not, by householders request, have an independent inspector.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Ritchie

Freedom Of Information, Valuation Office Agency

Dear Mr Ritchie,

VOA Reference: 11756959.23/192
Thank you for your request which is set out below.

I confirm your request was received on 26 January 2015 date and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) will be dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

I confirm you should receive a response within 20 working days which will be no later than 23 February 2014.

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Email: [voa request email]

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Freedom Of Information, Valuation Office Agency

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Dear Mr Richie,


Please find attached the Valuation Office Agency’s reply to your Freedom
Of information Request.


I have provided the links (below) referred to in the body of the reply.


·         Council tax list



·         Published Statistics -summary of the total number of properties
within each band



·         Council tax Manual




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