I KNOW there's someone here who will know- There always is. I've recently bought a new build 2-bed flat in the centre of Bristol for £210,000. Regardless of the folly of such a purchase in current climate, I have just had the council tax rating notice through. Band D. Which is a heck of a lot of money (£1500/year), and I was very surprised that it was so high. I was expecting a couple of bands lower. The letter mentions a right of appeal, but I can't think on what grounds I could do so. I was speaking to a friend last night who lives in a 2-bed flat in a similarly pleasant part of Bristol- Another in the same block was recently sold for £230k-ish. And his place is Band B?!? It just doesn't make sense. Any ideas on the likelihood of an appeal succeeding? I know it's a complex calaculation based on the value in 1991, or something. But obviously my flat wasn't around in 1991.