Business rate appeals

1. Overview

We don't set the rateable values for properties within Stockport.

The Valuation Office Agency reviews the rateable value that it previously set once every five years. This is to ensure that the rateable values reflect the changes that have taken place in the property market since the previous revaluation.

The current rateable values set by the Valuation Office Agency came into effect from 1 April 2017. The rateable value is used by the council to work out how much Business rates you should pay for a particular period.

Further information about making appeals can be found on the Valuation Office Agency website.

You can appeal against your business rates valuation if you think any of the following applies to your business:

  • The rateable value shown in the rating list (either following a revaluation or when the property is first valued) is wrong
  • There has been a material change of circumstances which has affected the value of your property
  • There has been a physical change to the building for example if part of the building is demolished or destroyed
  • There has been a physical change in the local area for example major roadworks
  • There has been a change in the use of the building
  • There has been a change in the use of a neighbouring property
  • A valuation officer's change in value is wrong
  • A decision by a valuation tribunal (VT) lands tribunal, or higher court has affected your own valuation
  • Your property should be exempt, or part of it should be considered as a domestic property
  • Your property should be considered for rating as more than one property or several properties should be considered as one property
  • There is another sort of error in the list entry, for example, the address is wrong or the date of an alteration is wrong