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Empty properties review - in support of the Government's initiative to tackle the shortfall in national housing we are currently undertaking a review of empty properties. If you have received a Council Tax Empty Properties Review letter from CapacityGRID, please visit the Empty Homes Review website to update the property records for your address.

If you need any help completing the form, please contact CapacityGRID on the telephone number shown on your letter.

Suffolk Coastal is responsible for collecting Council Tax for the district, although the total amount collected is divided between Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner and your town or parish council.

The money is used to provide local services such as education, social services, libraries, police, refuse and recycling collection, leisure centres - to name just a few.

The amount of Council Tax you have to pay (before any reductions) depends on the level of Council Tax set and the valuation band of your property.

Your property has been assessed for Council Tax in one of eight valuation bands (A-H) according to its estimated sale value at 1 April 1991:

Band A - Up to £40,000 Band E - £88,001 to £120,000
Band B - £40,001 to £52,000 Band F - £120,001 to £160,000
Band C - £52,001 to £68,000 Band G - £160,001 to £320,000
Band D - £68,001 to £88,000 Band H - More than £320,000

The allocation of the correct Council Tax bands to all homes in England and Wales is the responsibility of the Valuation Office Agency (new window). You can appeal if you disagree with your Council Tax banding.

If you need any help or advice call us on 01394 444855 or email council.tax.scdc@eastsuffolk.gov.uk. If you are hearing impaired and have a minicom device you can call us on 01394 444211.

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