A number of things determine what the annual rates bill will be for your property:
- each year the Scottish Government set the rate poundage (for 2017/18 it is 46.6p in the pound)
- this figure is then multiplied by the rateable value, which produces the rates payable for this year
- minus any applicable reductions or plus any additional charges
The non-domestic rates team is responsible for awarding reliefs, billing and collection only.
The Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board is responsible for valuation matters.
You can check the rateable value of all non-domestic subjects in Scotland by visiting the Scottish Assessors Association website.
Each new ratepayer can appeal against the rateable value or against the way the property is described in the valuation roll. You can also appeal when there is a revaluation or the rateable value of a property has changed. In all cases, the appeal must be lodged with the Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board within six months of either having a legal interest in the property or when the rateable value has changed. If you lodge an appeal, you must still pay your rates in the normal way while an appeal is underway. If your appeal is successful, your rates will be recalculated and any overpayment will be refunded as quickly as possible.
For information on appealing please contact the Lanarkshire Valuation Joint Board.