The Appeal Process:
1) We submit the proposal.
2) Usually within 7 days we receive formal
acknowledgement that the proposal has been
3) We then wait for the
Valuation Office to provide
dates for the period in
which they will discuss the appeal. This could be within
a few weeks but could be
4) We negotiate the appeal
with the Valuation Office to
try to reach agreement.
5) If we cannot reach a settlement then the appeal is listed for a Hearing by the Valuation Tribunal with at
least 6 weeks notice.
6) At least 6 weeks before
the Hearing we submit our Statement of Case (formal document outlining the
disputes, reasons for the disputes, our evidence,
valuation, the decision we
would like the Tribunal to
make and confirmation of
7) At least 4 weeks before
the Hearing the Valuation Office must submit their Statement of Case.
8) Prepare for & attend the Hearing*
* We are finding that Hearings
are being postponed several
times before actually being
heard due to the current
backlog of appeals and it can
be months from submitting our case to the appeal actually being heard at Tribunal.
9) Within 31 days of the Hearing we receive the decision which, if we have been successful, orders the Valuation Office to alter the Rating List.
10) Once the list has been altered the Local Authority are automatically notified and will send out your revised rates bills together with any refund.