Ratepayers can represent themselves and there is no cost in doing so or appearing before the Valuation Appeal Panel. If you appoint an agent you will likely be charged a fee covering their costs.
Once an appeal is lodged and formally accepted and acknowledged, our office will contact you in order to discuss the matter. If it cannot be resolved, arrangements will be made for the local Valuation Appeal Panel to hear your appeal. The Secretary and Panel members are independent of the Valuation Board and local councils. The Valuation Roll Guidance on Procedure Notes, provide more information regarding the hearing process.
Appeals are only heard by the Tribunal in a very limited set of circumstances and will generally be of a complex nature. There is a fee payable and will usually involve professional help.
Appeals against decisions of the Appeal Panel or The Lands Tribunal are heard by the Lands Valuation Appeal Court. Legal representation is required and the costs are borne by each party to the appeal.
More information regarding appeals can be found at the Scottish Assessors Association website.
You can view a Summary Valuation of most subjects by checking the Scottish Assessors Association website.
Online summary valuations are not available for large or complex subjects, or properties that have elements including turnover or output. If you cannot find a summary valuation please complete our contact form to request the information.
At Revaluation, all interested parties in a subject had the right of appeal and the closing date for lodging an appeal was 30/09/2017. Beyond that date there are time limits and conditions for appeals including – any appeal must be lodged within six months of you taking an interest in a subject, within six months of a Valuation Notice being issued to you, or where there has been a material change of circumstances.