Empty property reductions

2. Appealing against a decision

The changes in rates liability resulting from the reforms to empty property relief are not in themselves grounds for appeal. However, if you disagree with the rateable value that appears in the current rating list entry for your property, under the existing arrangements you may challenge it by making a 'proposal’ against it to your local Valuation Office.

Your rights of appeal are not affected by the reforms to empty property relief and you can contact us or the Valuation Office for further information about the arrangements for making proposals.

Please be aware that business rates remain payable while waiting for the outcome of any appeal.