The current rateable value of a non-domestic property is based
on its annual open market rent on 1 April 2008. The
next revaluations will be in 2017 in England, Scotland and
Rateable values are determined by the Valuation Office, which is
part of the Inland Revenue, and not by the Council.
All non-domestic properties in a local authority’s area and
their rateable values are shown in a local Rating List.
Revaluations of all non-domestic properties are carried out every
five years, and a new local Rating List drawn up. Copies of the
1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 Lists are held at the following
locations and anyone can ask to look at them.
Find rateable value of a property
You can also look at the Rating Lists on-line at the
Agency where you will also be able to see the summary
valuation for all properties. You can check your rateable value and
compare it with others on the website, and you can also get in
touch with them direct if you need to let them know of any
The Valuation Officer may alter a property’s rateable value if
they believe that there has been a change in circumstances (for
example, an extension to a property or a single unit which is
converted into two or more units).
They may also alter the Rating List to include any new
properties which are built. The occupier of the property and the
local authority are told about any changes and the local authority
then issues a rates bill to the ratepayer.
For details of how to appeal against your rateable
value, see Appealing your