Band values and charges

Information about band values which are assessed by the Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency of the Inland Revenue, not by the Council.

Band values and charges

The Royal Borough’s Council Tax by band for the financial year 2019-20, (including all precepts and levies, except for those for garden squares) is:

Council Tax Precept Charges 2019-20



Range of Values


RBKC Council Tax


Greater London Authority Tax


Total Council Tax


Aup to and including £40,000580.03213.67793.70
B£40,001 to £52,000676.70249.29 925.99
C£52,001 to £68,000773.37284.901,058.27 
D£68,001 to £88,000870.04 320.51 1,190.55 
E£88,001 to £120,0001,063.38 391.73 1,455.11 
F£120,001 to £160,0001,256.72 462.96 1,719.68
G£160,001 to £320,0001,450.07 534.18 1,984.25 
Hover £320,0001,740.08 641.02 2,381.10 

These are assessed by the Listing Officer of the Valuation Office Agency of the Inland Revenue, not by the Royal Borough. The ‘band value’ of your home is based on the amount it might have fetched on the open market in April 1991. This is subject to a number of assumptions, including:

  • the sale would be with full vacant possession
  • houses would be sold freehold
  • flats would be sold with a 99 year lease
  • the property, and any common parts are in reasonable repair

As all valuations are based on the assumed market value as at 1 April 1991, any increase or decrease in value caused by fluctuations in the property market after this date will not affect them.

Appealing against your Council Tax band

There are only limited circumstances where you can make an appeal against your Council Tax band, these include:

  • where there has been material increase or reduction in the value of your property
    this may result from building, engineering or other work carried out on the property (in these cases, revaluation does not take place until after the property is sold, so if a band is increased as a result, the person appealing against it would normally be the new owner or resident)
  • where all or part of the building has been demolished, or houses have been converted into flats or flats converted to houses
  • within six months of:
    • a band change being made to your property by the Valuation Officer
    • a band change to a similar property as a result of a Valuation Tribunal decision, or
    • becoming a Council Tax payer for the property for the first time. However, if the same appeal has already been considered and determined by a Valuation Tribunal, it cannot be made again.

For further information about making an appeal, please contact the Valuation Officer

You must continue to pay Council Tax until any appeal is decided. The bill will be adjusted if your appeal is successful.

You can find out more useful information about your Council Tax for 2018-19.