Rating Appeals

Procedures 

Procedures for non-domestic rating appeals should be followed to ensure that your appeal complies with the appropriate regulations.

There is a statutory timetable for the receipt and disposal of rating appeals. Appeals arising from the 2017 Revaluation have to be received by the Assessor on or before 30 September 2017. The last date for disposal of these appeals by the Valuation Appeal Committee is 31 December 2020.

Appeals not related to the Revaluation will have different disposal dates.

Online Appeals

Appeals against entries in the Valuation Roll can be made through this website:

Use Rateable Value Search on the Scottish Borders Home Page or alternatively use the SAA Home Page (see side and top menu bars).

When you have identified the entry you wish to appeal select the More Information Tab to reveal further options.

Once you have selected More Information you will be able to select the Make an Appeal Link to begin completing an Online Appeal Form.

Postal Appeals 

Valuation appeals can also be submitted in writing to:

Scottish Borders Assessor

Old School Building

Council Headquarters

Newtown St Boswells

MELROSE

TD6 0SA

Written appeals must identify the entry under appeal and include information on the appellant and their interest in the property. The reasons for appealling the entry must be made clear (Revaluation Appeal, Material Change of Circumstances, Error etc.).

Bulk Online Appeals (AALS) 

The SAA has developed an Automated Appeals Lodging System. Any agents or interested parties should contact the SAA to receive detailed information.

More Information on AALS (Opens in a new window)

Scottish Valuation Appeal Committees

For more information visit https://scotvac.org/