Revaluation Notice FAQs
The name/address/description of the property on my Notice is wrong, what should I do?
Please make the necessary amendments here, if you are asked for a FORM ID you can use your assessor reference number.
Make the relevant change on the notice and scan it/photograph it or similar and email it to the relevant Assessor’s office. Assessor’s email addresses can be found here.
If you are not able to scan/photograph etc, please detail the required changes in an email, ensuring it contains the reference number. Assessor’s email addresses can be found here.
As a further alternative, recipients can add the correct name/address/description of the property to the notice and return it to the address on the notice.
I don’t currently pay rates/I only pay part rates, does this mean that I will need to pay rates next year?
Not necessarily – you should contact your local council for information on rates payments More information on billing and reliefs is available here.
I currently get Small Business relief – will that continue next year?
Not necessarily – you should contact your local council for information on eligibility for Small Business and other reliefs. More information on billing and reliefs is available here.
My business has been badly affected by COVID – does the Rateable Value take account of that?
Rateable values are set relative to April 2022 so they do reflect the effect of COVID on the property market at that time. Non-domestic rates is a system that is based on property values rather than business success.
Can you explain how my valuation was arrived at?
The Net Annual Value shown on the Notice is the Assessors estimate of the annual rental value of each property at 1 April 2022.
Valuation details for Shops (including salons, banks etc), offices, workshops, stores, shooting rights, schools, halls, museums, art galleries, self-catering accommodation, and several other property types are available at the portal by carrying out a search for the property and clicking on “View valuation”.
There are many different methods of valuation dependent on what type of property you are in. Practice Notes that provide information on valuation methods are available on the Assessors portal here.
Can I appeal my Rateable Value?
If after checking the valuation and those of other properties around you, you think the Value is wrong, you can make a proposal which is the first stage before making an appeal. Making a proposal allows you to explain and provide evidence on why you think the value is wrong. More information on how to make a Non-Domestic Proposal using this website can be found here.
Why do we have Revaluations?
Revaluations are carried out to ensure that each ratepayer’s liability reflects ever changing property values and to ensure that each ratepayer pays an equitable share of the rates collected nationally.
Is this just a way for Council/Government to make more money?
No. Revaluations are generally financially neutral in that no more money is raised as a direct result of a Revaluation than if one did not take place. The Assessor is statutorily independent of both Government and local Councils and does not benefit from increased Rateable Values in any way.
No one has visited my property so how can you set a new value?
The Assessor holds extensive property information such as layouts and sizes of property and ingathers lots of information in advance of each Revaluation. Valuations are therefore based on the details already held on file for your property and any additional information that has been collated locally and nationally.