Rating appeals

This guidance note provides an outline of the rating appeal system in England and Wales, describing the various processes involved in making a proposal to alter a rating list. It also offers best practice advice to surveyors who may be required to appear before Valuation Tribunals (VT) either on behalf of a ratepayer client or as, or on behalf of, a valuation officer (VO) when dealing with an appeal arising from a proposal to alter a rating list.

This guidance note should be applied in conjunction with the joint RICS/IRRV/RSA Rating consultancy code of practice, 4th edition, March 2017, which has been adopted as a mandatory professional statement of RICS.

This guidance note takes effect immediately on publication.

The system in England will change for 2017 lists from 1 April 2017, however there will be significant numbers of outstanding appeals to be dealt with under the ‘old’ system and this guidance note is aimed at those.