Business rates information - Appealing your rateable value

A new system for Business Rates appeals was introduced on 1 April 2017, it is called, ‘Check, Challenge, Appeal’. More information can be found on Appealing the rateable value.


At the ‘check’ stage you are required to check and confirm ‘the accuracy of the facts on which your rating list entry is based’.

You will need to agree with the VOA that the property details used to arrive at your rateable value are correct.


If you cannot agree your rateable value with the VOA following the CHECK stage above you can initiate the challenge stage within 4 months of the end of the check stage.

There are certain details that the VOA will require from you. The VOA will send you a letter detailing their decision at this stage.


If you still disagree with the VOA you have 4 months within which to make an appeal. For further details about the above process please visit the VOA website. Check and challenge your business rates valuation: step by step - GOV.UK (external link).



Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024