Consultation on powers of entry

DCLG has published a consultation paper "Council Tax and Business Rates - Powers of Entry" seeking views on its proposed amendments to the powers of the Valuation Office Agency to enter properties as part of its role in valuing properties for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating. ...Read More

Valuations of doctors’ surgeries confirmed

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has determined that the assessments of purpose-built doctors' surgeries should be arrived at using the Contractor's Basis of valuation as the evidence of rents set based on development appraisals did not represent "open market value". ...Read More

Extension to Transitional Rate Relief scheme

In the Autumn Statement 2014 the Government announced that the scheme of transitional adjustments to rate liability that was introduced following the 2010 rating revaluation, and which was due to expire in 2015, would be extended in limited circumstances. The guidance as to how this extension will be delivered has now been published and contains a number of unexpected details. ...Read More