PRESTON TAIT - 2000 APPEALS
APPEALS ENGLAND AND WALES

Appeals can be made in England in each year of the revaluation. Any alteration in value is only backdated to 1st April 2000 or 1st October 2000 depending when the appeal was made. After that appeals will be backdated to 1st April in which the appeal was made. This also applies to alterations made by the Valuation Office.

Appeals for the 1995 Revaluation can still be made up until 1st April 2001 and backdated to 1st April 1995.

The appeal is to an independent valuation tribunal and thereafter to the Lands Tribunal. There is no charge for a tribunal hearing but there is for the Lands Tribunal which is a more formal body.

Agreements are usually reached with the Valuation Office without the need of a Tribunal Hearing.


APPEALS SCOTLAND

Appeals in Scotland can only be made in the first six months of the revaluation. Subsequently appeals can only be made on a material change of circumstances for example demolition or extension of premises.

There remains no appeal against the 1995 revaluation assessment unlike England.

Again the appeal is to an independent Tribunal which is the Valuation Appeal Committee, and thereafter to the Court of Session but only on a stated case.

If a Lands Tribunal hearing is required this has to be intimated 21 days before the Valuation Appeal Committee.