Your case appeal time line
The Check process commences with a request by or on
behalf of the ratepayer to the VOA to Check the
information it holds on the property. On receiving such a
request, the VOA may request further details however they must respond within 12 months.
Once the Check Stage is complete it will be possible to make a
Challenge to alter the Rating List.
It must be made within 4 months of the completion of the Check
Stage, or up to 16 months for a material change of circumstances proposal, relating to changes that have occurred in the locality of the property (e.g. road works or building works).
If no agreement is reached on the Challenge, the VOA will issue
a notice setting out its considered decision and the reasons for
it. Only once a Decision Notice is issued – or if 18 months have
elapsed from the date of the Challenge without a notice being
issued – it is possible to Appeal to the Valuation Tribunal of England.
An Appeal must be made within 4 months of the date of the Decision Notice.