Rating appeals (ARCHIVED)

This guidance is no longer current and is available on isurv for information purposes only.

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.