Valuations

For some years, valuations have been provided for subjects in the “bulk classes”, such as shops, offices and workshops/factories/stores, being repetitive type properties generally valued by reference to levels of rent paid in the market place. Further expansion has taken place and most valuations of such subjects such as Civic Buildings, Schools, Self-Catering and Shooting Rights will now be available to view on this website.

A Glossary of terms used is available here.

For the majority of bulk category subjects the valuation is fairly straightforward, reflecting a rate per square metre applied to the area.

For subjects such as Civic Buildings and Schools, where the ‘Contractors Principle’ of valuation is applied, the valuation is more complex and refers to hypothetical construction costs, along with various adjustments and a conversion to a rental equivalent. Further Information on the valuation of these subjects is available at Draft 2023 Practice Notes. 

What is available online is a version of the individual valuation adapted to fit a standard presentation. This means that the valuation in some instances is not an exact replica of the calculation done by the Assessor although the final value will be the same. There will be a degree of “rounding” at stages in the valuation simply to make the presentation fit the valuation template.

Valuations are not available online for very large and complex subjects or for those valued by reference to factors such as turnover (pubs, hotels), throughput or output (filling stations, minerals subjects).

Please note that the valuations have been prepared solely for the purposes of Non-Domestic Rating and should not be used or reproduced for any other unauthorised purpose. They are provided for information only and without prejudice to any discussions or proposal/appeal proceedings which may arise from the valuation in due course. They remain the property of the Assessor who has provided the details.

While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, no warranty is given and no responsibility is accepted for any loss sustained as a result of any inaccuracy in the information.

How to view a Valuation

Take the following steps to find out if a valuation is available for the property you are interested in.

  1. From the SAA Home Page, or from the individual Assessor’s Home Page, use the ‘Search for a Rateable Value’ facility to find a particular property.
  2. Proceed to click on the ‘Ref No.’ hyperlink or the ‘View More’ button for the property you are interested in.
  3. A row of tabs is located at the top and by default you will be shown the ‘2023 Proposed Value’ details.
  4. If there is a valuation available for this property then you will see a ‘View valuation’ button which will take you to a copy of the 2023 Proposed Valuation.
  5. To check if there is a valuation for the Current Value, click on the ‘Current Value’ tab and if there is a ‘View valuation’ button then you are able to view the current live valuation for this property.
  6. There may also be historic valuations available to access by navigating to the ‘Valuation History’ tab. If any valuations are available for previous values these will show by using the ‘View’ hyperlink at the right hand side under the column ‘Valuation’.