You cannot lodge a business rates appeal appeal against the Draft Revaluation Roll; the list currently available is the Draft Revaluation Roll. Valuation Notices will be issued to all interested parties on or around the 15th March 2017 and the 2017 Valuation Roll will become effective on the 1st April 2017. Information on appeal rights will be included on the reverse of the Valuation Notice. Parties with an interest in the property will then have until 30th September 2017 to lodge a business rates appeal.

Independent Valuation Appeal Committees meet regularly to deal with appeals to ensure that all are dealt with in accordance with the statutory timetable. However experience of previous appeals suggests that very few of the appeals lodged will actually be heard by Committees. The vast majority of cases will be resolved in discussion between ratepayers or their agents and Assessors.

There will be a citation to hearing in relation to each appeal and will give a minimum of 70 days notice of the place and time of the hearing. Parties to the hearing are required to provide certain legal information to one another during the processs

If you are considering seeking independent advice about a business rates, appeal you should note that rating consultancy is a specialist service provided by some members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


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