Return of Information
Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Returning Information 2019

The Assessor gathers information to ensure that business rates valuations are accurate and to ensure that the Valuation Roll correctly shows who has an interest in a property.  Legislation provides the Assessor with statutory powers that require the proprietor, tenant or occupier of a property to provide information relating to a lease, rental details, cost of construction, business throughput, turnover, or other relevant details. If you have been asked to provide information and have not yet done so, you should make a return, or, if you are unsure of what is required, contact the Assessor using the contact details shown on the Return of Information form or on this website. Lack of information may result in an incorrect valuation and it may take some time for any appeal against a valuation to be resolved.

How can I provide lease, cost, turnover or other information?

Information can be provided on-line at  Alternatively you can complete the paper form and return it by post or email after scanning the document, or, contact the Assessor using the details shown below.  It is important as much information as possible is provided and that it is accurate.  Any new information will be used to ensure property details are accurate and that Valuation Notices are issued to those with an interest in the property.

How can I contact the Assessor for more details?

Telephone     0131 344 2500
Minicom         0131 344 2611
LVJB Website

Scottish Assessor’s Association website –

What do I have to do?

The form may detail the information currently shown in the Valuation Roll and seeks to obtain information on any changes including lease information following a new letting, rent review or lease renewal, or, the names of new owners, tenants and occupiers. It may also invite information about physical changes to the property or the amount of any rent paid.  If further details are required regarding alterations or lease information, you will be contacted at a later date.

If you have received a Return of Information Form you can use it to specify any changes relating to:

1) the proprietor (owner), tenant or occupier,
2) physical or other changes to the property,
3) the rent of the property, and to declare that the information is correct


Confirm that there is ”No Change” to the information.

Is my information secure?

The Assessor works hard to keep personal and sensitive information secure and will only use the information for statutory purposes.  If you wish to find out more about how we process information please visit or email our Data Protection Officer at or telephone 0131 344 2500.