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. From early 2021 valuations of other subjects, such as Civic Buildings, Schools, Shooting Rights and Self-Catering Units, are being added in a phased approach, with further expansion planned for the 2023 Revaluation.

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 constructions costs, along with various adjustments and a conversion to a rental equivalent. Further Information on the valuation of these subjects is available at https://www.saa.gov.uk/non-domestic-valuation/2017-practice-notes/.

What is available on-line 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 on-line 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 appeal proceedings which may arise from the valuation. 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.

For Current Values

  1. From the SAA Home Page, or from the individual Assessor’s Home Page, use the ‘Search for a Rateable Value’ facility to find the property you are interested in.
  2. Once you have selected the particular property, the current values will be displayed on the ‘Current Value’ tab.
  3. If a valuation is available for the property, a ‘View Valuation’ link will be displayed below the Rateable Value. If this is displayed, click on the arrow to view the Valuation. An option is available to download a copy of the valuation.
  4. If a ‘View Valuation’ link is not displayed, then a valuation is not available on-line for that property.

For History Values

  1. From the SAA Home Page, or from the individual Assessor’s Home Page, use the ‘Search for a Rateable Value’ facility to find the property you are interested in.
  2. Once you have selected the particular property, select the ‘Valuation History’ tab.
  3. If a valuation is available for any of the history entries for the property, a ‘View Valuation’ link will be displayed against the entry. If this is displayed, click on the link to view the Valuation. An option is available to download a copy of the valuation.
  4. If a ‘View Valuation’ link is not displayed against a history entry, then a valuation is not available on-line for that value.