Business Rates Information - Appealing your Rateable Value

A new system for Business Rates appeals was introduced on 1st April 2017, it is called, ‘Check, Challenge, Appeal’.


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. You cannot introduce new evidence at this stage. There will be a fee for all appeals between £150 and £300.

For Further details about the above please visit the Valuation Office Agency website.



Last Updated on Monday, July 13, 2020