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What if my rateable value is wrong?

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If you think either your rateable value or rating list entry is incorrect, you can make an appeal asking for it to be changed.

As well as the rate payer the following people may also make an appeal :

  • The owner of the property.
  • A Landlord if he/she has an under lease.
  • An agent or rating adviser authorised to act on the rate payers behalf.

What is the Appeal process?


In order to appeal you must complete an appeal proposal form. This form can be obtained from the Valuation Office.

Further information on appeals including the grounds on which they can be made can be obtained from the Valuation Office.

What happens after I have made an appeal?


The Valuation Office will advise you of the outcome of their decision. You must continue to pay your business rates bill pending the outcome of any appeal. 

What is a rating adviser?


You do not have to be represented in discussions about rateable value however you may wish to seek advise from a specialist rating adviser. It is highly recommended that you only use members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) since they will be regulated by rules of professional conduct.

If you require further information regarding business rates appeals please contact our team on 01946 598300 or at