The valuation officer may alter the value if they believe that the circumstances of the property have changed. In certain circumstances the ratepayer (and certain others who have an interest in the property) may also propose a change in value. If the ratepayer and the valuation officer do not agree, the matter will be referred to an appeal by a valuation tribunal. Further information is available from the Valuation Office Agency
Please remember that appealing against your rating assessment does not entitle you to withhold payments due on your account.
Annual bills are sent out just before the beginning of the financial year, which runs from 1 April to 31 March.
Payment of business rate bills is automatically spread over 10 months. However, businesses can ask for their business rate bills to be spread over 12 months . If you wish to take up this offer, you should contact us as soon as possible. It is important to remember that each instalment must be paid by the due date otherwise the whole balance becomes due and may be enforced by court proceedings.