Guidance

Appeal 2010 business rates

The 2010 rating list is now closed and appeals can only be made in limited circumstances.

Documents

VO 7012: English version

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VO 7012: Welsh version

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Details

The 2010 rating list is now closed and appeals can only be made in limited circumstances.

An appeal can be made within 6 months of a Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ‘notice of alteration’.

An appeal can also be made no later than 30 September 2017, citing a decision of a Valuation Tribunal, or higher court.

For England, when your case is listed for hearing by the Valuation Tribunal, follow the directions set out in the Valuation Tribunal England practice statements.

You must discuss with the VOA so that, 10 weeks before the hearing, you have identified the disputed facts, issues and if applicable, valuations exchanged.

You must send the VOA, no later than 6 weeks before the hearing, the following:

  • the disputed issues including the grounds for appeal
  • the outcome you are seeking
  • any legal argument, including any case law relied upon
  • a copy of all relevant documents and other evidence
  • a single index to all documents included in your appeal

You must send these documents by emailing your Valuation Office and include in the subject line the:

  • VOA case number (shown on correspondence)
  • property address

Your email should be no more than 1MB to guarantee that the documents are received.

In reply the VOA will send their written case to you by email, no later than 4 weeks before the hearing date.

Guidance about the tribunal hearing and how to prepare your case can be found on the Valuation Tribunal’s website.

You can use the online service to propose changes to the 2017 rating list for England. You can also use this service to appeal your business rates in Wales.

Published 14 October 2016
Last updated 12 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Information added on sending documents to the VOA.
  2. Updated as part of the release of the check and challenge service for the 2017 rating list.
  3. Updated about limited time for use of form.
  4. Link to VOA contact page has been added.
  5. First published.