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Business rates rateable values

Each non-domestic property has a rateable value which is set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

Full list of all rateable values

The rateable value of your property is shown on the front of your bill. This is roughly the yearly rent the property could have been let for on the open market on a particular date.

For the revaluation that came into effect on 1 April 2017, this date was set as 1 April 2015.

Business rates changes in valuation 

The Valuation Office Agency maintain the list and may change the value if they believe the circumstances of the property have changed. 

Rateable value appeals

The ratepayer (and certain others who have an interest in the property) can appeal against the value shown in the list.  We can only backdate any business rates rateable value to the date from which any change to the list is to have effect.

Further information on the grounds for making an appeal can be found on the VOA website or from your local valuation office:

Valuation Office Agency
17th floor
53 Portland Street
Manchester
M1 3LD

Telephone: 03000 501 501
Fax: 03000 503 497
Email: ctnorth@voa.gsi.gov.uk

Rating advisers

Ratepayers do not have to be represented in discussions about their rateable value or their rates bill. Appeals against rateable values can be made free of charge. However, ratepayers who do wish to be represented should be aware that members of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RCIS) and the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) are qualified and are regulated by rules of professional conduct designed to protect the public from misconduct. 

Before you employ a rating adviser, you should check that they have the necessary knowledge and expertise, as well as appropriate indemnity insurance. Take great care and, if necessary, seek further advice before entering into any contract.

For help contact:

Non-Domestic Rates North West
Valuation Office Agency
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7HS

Telephone: 0300 050 1501
Email: ratingnorthwest@voa.gsi.gov.uk

 

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