I’ve just been speaking to a nice lady from the Basingstoke office of the Valuation Office Agency. They are the people that oversee the council tax valuations in England and Wales.
Currently my house is a band F but it’s one of very few in that band in the street. Several of the other similarly sized and shaped houses are one band lower and there are even some band D houses that have more bedrooms than me along with extra bathrooms, utility rooms and conservatories! Due to the publicity from http://www.moneysavingexpert.com, a couple of newspapers and various TV shows they are snowed under and there’s a waiting list of two months. It was worth the call as there won’t be grounds to increase my banding and apologies to the other residents of the street if the Council catch look more closely at the entire street’s valuations.