Coronavirus
Covid-19 Important Information

All staff of the Lothian Valuation Joint Board are currently working at home.

In accordance with Government guidelines and recognising specific advice concerning “stay at home, work at home” and “undertaking essential travel only” staff shall, at present, not be able to undertake either external surveys of property or meet the public in face to face meetings.

To conduct such activities would involve placing staff and members of the public at increased risk from possible Covid-19 infection,
resulting in additional pressures being placed on NHS and other essential services.

This decision is being kept under constant review and shall be reconsidered in the light of any new guidance issued.

You can continue to contact us by email at enquiries@lothian-vjb.gov.uk, or by telephone on 0131 344 2500.

For information on the impact of Covid 19 on Non-Domestic Rates click here

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Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation & Council Tax within Lothian

Electoral / Voters' Roll

The Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer is responsible for compiling and maintaining the Electoral Register, which enables eligible electors to vote at the various Elections and Referendums throughout Lothian

Valuation Roll / Business Rates

The Valuation Roll is a public document which contains an entry for every non-domestic property in the Lothian area. Each entry includes the names of proprietors and occupiers and the Rateable Value which has been set by the Assessor.

Council Tax

Council Tax is payable in respect of each dwelling, dependent on the Band shown in the Valuation List. The Assessor is responsible for placing the banding on all domestic properties within the Lothian Area

Annual Canvass 2020

Each year we write out to every household to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to inform us of any changes. This year, as part of the Government’s canvass reform programme, we will be using data and electronic communication, such as email, to make the process simpler.

This means you may receive an email or letter from us asking you to check who we have registered and tell us about any changes.

This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.

Please consider responding online or by telephone wherever possible.

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Welcome to our Website

This Website provides information on the services of Lothian Valuation Joint Board. To access information regarding the main functions of our organisation, click on one of the category boxes at the top of the page.

This site provides information on the operations of the Joint Board. To access this information, click on the appropriate function on the navigation bar at the top of each page. To find information quickly, click on the site map link at the bottom of the page.

Links to Local Government and other relevant sites can be accessed via the Links page. The Contact Details section provides telephone, address and other details of the Joint Board, should you need more information.

Lothian Valuation Joint Board is a Public Body established in 1996 to provide valuation services to the four councils of Lothian:- City of EdinburghEast LothianWest Lothian and Midlothian.

The Assessor is appointed to head the organisation and to ensure all statutory duties are fulfilled. The four councils have also appointed the Assessor as their Electoral Registration Officer.

The Board is responsible for compiling, maintaining and dealing with appeals for the Electoral Register, Council Tax Valuation List and Valuation Roll

The Electoral Register is provided to the Returning Officers of our four constituent Councils to enable eligible electors to vote at the various elections and referendums held in their area. Due to data protection rules the Electoral Register cannot be accessed on line but is available to view at various public display locations.

The Council Tax Valuation List is provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Council Tax liability and water charges. The Council Tax Valuation List can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.

The Valuation Roll is also provided to the Finance departments of the four constituent Councils and the information forms the basis of the calculation of Non-Domestic Rates liability. The Valuation Roll can be viewed on line at www.saa.gov.uk.

Annual Accounts

LVJB Annual Accounts can be viewed in our Annual Accounts section.
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Return of Information

If you have received an Information Request Form, you can view further details to help with completion of the form, by clicking the button below.
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