Bingo hall assessment confirmed

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has considered the valuation for rating purposes of a bingo hall which had been reduced in size. The Tribunal found that, because the original valuation was based on the receipts generated by the property, a change in floor area would not result in a change in valuation, unless it could be shown that the receipts at the valuation date would also have altered as a result of the change to the property. The ratepayer had not shown any such reason and its appeal was dismissed. ...Read More

Valuation of fibre optic network confirmed

The decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in Interoute Vtesse Ltd (formerly Vtesse Networks Ltd) v Gidman (VO) concerns the valuation for rating of an unusual type of property, an electronic communications network, but sets out some important general principles regarding valuation methodology and the application of European Union law to business rates. ...Read More

Proposed 2021 rating revaluation deferred

The Communities Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, has announced that the rating revaluation that was proposed to come into force on 1 April 2021, has been postponed. The legislation to bring forward the date of the revaluation from 2022 to 2021 is to be withdrawn. ...Read More

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