Rateable Values died years ago for everything except water rates - and never
gets revised anyway.
If you're referring to Council Tax banding, it *could* affect that - but
that only gets revised when the house is sold, so the current owner won't
have to pay more council tax as a result of installing his "shed".
According to the Government web site on Council Tax at
http://www.voa.gov.uk/council_tax/size_layout.htm the following note
The banding of a dwelling which has had improvements which increase its
value cannot be re banded until it is next sold. If you are considering
buying a property which has been extended since 1993, you should be aware
that the council tax band can be increased after the sale has taken place.
Maybe your council tax band has been revised for some other reason, not
connected to a property improvement?
Probably not, but it's nice to be accurate rather than spreading
mis-information - however unintentionally. I assume that you now accept the
facts as they are - so that this thread can be allowed to die a dignified
If it was an off-the shelf shed, I have my doubts how warm and
dry it can economically be kept. All the expensive stuff could
end up just rotting away.
I have had similar doubts about many of the more ambitious
constructions that the likes of Home Front in the Garden
Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
I know a guy who had a shed very much like that.
Loads of hi-tech stuff in there...
Unfortunately he split up with his girlfriend, probably due to spending too
much time in the shed!
The mortgage was in her name because he was self-employed... so he had to
move out, leaving her the shed.
he should have kept track (with verifiable audit trail) of anything he
spent on paying mortgage, or adding value to the house.......
And being self-employed is no reason for it not to be in his name, if
he was worried abou the liability of business going under taking the
house with it, then he could have gone ltd.
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