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Puckleman

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We have recently moved into a flat until our new place is ready later in the year. A couple of days ago we received our council tax bill and were surprised to find that the local council consider a 2 bedroom flat, with no backdoor and no garden, to be the same rating as a 3 bedroom house with a nice garden. In addition to that they want to charge me another £13 a month.
Have any of you guys had a similar story to tell and is it worth while asking the council to explain?
By the way, its South Gloucestershire Council.
 

Wise Owl

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No mate ive got a Prayer room in the attic ;) By the way whats council Tax ?
 

mickthechippy

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the flat was obviously rated in a higher band than the house when valued way back in the 80's

often the case in high density city areas
 

ukzero1

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It could also be down to postcode. To be honest (and being yorkshire), I'd be asking the council to explain it.
 

Tinca Steve

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You can ask the council to evaluate it again but that could cost you even more. Ask neighbours what their rate is before asking for a new evaluation as this is what I did and and got it dropped 2 rates. Most of the houses around mine in the same street (ex council properties so all the same) had different rates, they dont now 😏 it seems that those still belonging to the council were the cheapest but every time one was sold the rates were changed due to value sold at.
 

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