Rating Manual section 7: challenges to the rating list

Part 1: appendices

The Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) technical manual for the rating of business (non-domestic) property.

Appendix 1 - 2010 Proposal Form

VO7012 (2010)

Appendix 2: Guidance notes for completing the 2010 proposal form

VO 7012 Guidance notes (2010)

Appendix 3: Covering letter to accompany incorrectly served returned proposal

All Text Amended

Covering letter to accompany returned proposal where this has been served on the incorrect VO

Dear *

PROPOSAL TO ALTER THE * RATING LIST

Billing Authority : *

Assessment Number : *

Address : *

Date Proposal received : *

Thank you for your proposal dated * in respect of the above Proposal to alter the * Rating List.

The law requires a proposal to be served on the Valuation Officer responsible for the Rating List that [contains] [will contain] the entry for this property which, in this instance, is not myself but the Valuation Officer ………………….Unit.

I cannot pass your proposal to that Valuation Officer on your behalf as this would not satisfy legal requirements. Accordingly, I return your proposal which you should send to the following address:

You may also serve this proposal by fax on ……………………………………… or by e-mail at ………………………………….

Yours faithfully

*

Valuation Officer

Appendix 2:2:6 - Notice of invalid proposal to alter the Valuation list - 2005 and later lists

Notice of invalid proposal to alter the Valuation list

Dear *

THIS NOTICE IS IMPORTANT AND REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

NOTICE OF INVALID PROPOSAL TO ALTER THE 2010 RATING LIST

Billing Authority : *

Reference Number : *

Date Proposal received : *

Address : *

Thank you for your proposal referred to above. In my opinion however the proposal is not valid because the proposal does not fulfil the statutory requirements.

Accordingly the document is returned to you as I do not intend to take any further action.

Should you disagree with my decision, the legislative provisions allow you, if you wish;

(1) Providing your proposal was made within the statutory time period, to make a fresh proposal in relation to the same property:

If you decide to make a fresh proposal, please complete the enclosed proposal form. The completed form must reach me within four weeks of the date of service of this notice.

Or

(2) Appeal against this notice:

If you maintain that the proposal is valid, you should appeal against this notice by completing the enclosed appeal form. It should be returned to me, together with the original proposal and a copy of this notice, within four weeks of the date of the service of this notice. A copy of any document or other evidence which supports your case that the proposal is valid should also be sent.

If your response convinces me that the original proposal is valid I will write and let you know. If I am not convinced, I will send the papers to the local Valuation Tribunal as an appeal by you against my refusal to accept your proposal. The Tribunal is an independent body and one of its tasks is to determine the validity of proposals.

Should you have any queries about this notice, please contact this office quoting the reference shown above.

Yours faithfully

Valuation Officer Enc

VO 7048