Council Tax: Valuation

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1411W, on property: valuation, whether the Valuation Office Agency considers the presence of a (a) temporary and (b) permanent traveller encampment near a domestic dwelling to be material in determining the level of council tax.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

When undertaking a valuation to arrive at, or amend, a council tax banding, all material factors that affect the open market value of a dwelling will be taken into account, as required by the Council Tax (Situation and Valuation of Dwellings) Regulations 1992.

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