Historic Rateable Values


In Edinburgh and Lothians, it is commonplace in the title deeds of a property to refer to the rateable value of the property when determining or apportioning costs in relation to common repairs.

This office can provide a Certificate of Historic Rateable Values showing the rateable values that applied to domestic and non-domestic subjects at the 31 March 1989, which was the point at which domestic rating was abolished.

Requests of this nature are often submitted by legal firms during the conveyancing of a property’s sale. A rateable value reflects the hypothetical rental value of a property at a given point in time, whereas a Council Tax Band is an estimate of the capital value of a domestic property at a given point in time.

Should you require a Certificate or more information regarding this service, then please submit a request through the contact page of the website or via email enquiries@lothian-vjb.gov.uk

A fee of £30.00 per subject or tenement building is payable.