How rate bills are calculated
Your domestic rates bill is calculated by multiplying your rateable capital valuation by the domestic rate for your council area. The domestic rate for your area is made up of the regional rate and the district rate. Local councils set the district rate.
How your domestic rate bill is worked out
Download a leaflet explaining what's included when calculating domestic or business rates:
View your estimated annual rate calculation
You can view an estimate of a full annual rate calculation for the current rating year by inputting the address information using Land & Property Services’ (LPS) online valuation search. The amount shown does not include any carried over debt, reductions for rate reliefs, exemptions, or exclusions.
If you are entitled to help with your rates, such as Housing Benefit and Rate Relief for rates or Lone Pensioner Allowance, this will be deducted from your gross bill. Unpaid amounts from previous years will be added to your bill. If you are unsure of what you owe on your rate bill you should contact LPS directly.
You can get more information on the district rate for your area from the local council:
Rateable Capital Value is the capital value of your property, based on property values on 1 January 2005.
Domestic Regional Rate is the number of pence in each pound of the value of your property that you will pay for regional services.
Domestic District Rate is the number of pence in each pound of the value of your property that you will pay in rates to your district council for local services.
Rates Payable is the full amount you have to pay, after exemptions, allowances and reliefs are applied.
Reliefs are available for some domestic ratepayers. To read more information, go to:
The maximum capital valuation for a domestic property is £400, 000. For any house valued over £400, 000, LPS disregards the additional value when calculating rates.
Calculating rates for non-domestic properties
You can find more information about how rates for non-domestic properties are calculated at NI Business Info website.