2017 rating revaluation and rating appeals
For the 2017 Rating List new rateable values for commercial property came into effect on 1 April 2017 in England, Scotland and Wales, as part of a five year cycle which effectively allows the Government to adjust rateable values in line with changes in the commercial markets. It was previously scheduled for 1 April 2015 but was postponed to 1 April 2017. Assessments in the 2017 Rating List are based on rental values as at 1 April 2015.
From April 2017 the Government introduced the new appeals system (Check, Challenge, Appeal - CCA). The new system significantly increases the complexity surrounding appeals and will also add to the cost. It places the onus on the ratepayer to check the assessments before challenging and appealing.