You can appeal against your rateable value if:
- The Valuation Office Agency changes your rateable value and you disagree with the new valuation
- There is a material change in circumstances which you believe affects the value of your property, such as a change in its physical state or use, a physical change in the locality or a change in the use of a neighbouring property
You should first contact the Valuation Office Agency to ask them to look at your rateable value.
There is a new business rates appeal process in England from 1 April 2017 known as check, challenge, appeal. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) deals with checks and challenges, while the independent Valuation Tribunal for England handles appeals. Details of how to do this are held on the VOA’s website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/valuation-office-agency.
Valuation Office Agency
Non-Domestic Rates London
1st Floor Lloyds Chambers
1 Portsoken Street
London, E1 8BT
Tel: 03000 501501
Fax: 03000 501323
If you cannot reach agreement with the Valuation Office Agency you have the right to appeal to a Valuation Tribunal. Information on the tribunal service is available from the Valuation Tribunal Service website at www.valuationtribunal.gov.uk.