News - 11/10/2016

LSH response to the DCLG consultation paper on Check Challenge Appeal

Latest proposals will prevent Valuation Tribunals from amending the Rateable Value of a business unless it is “outside the bounds of reasonable professional judgement.”

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In August 2016, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation paper seeking views on the draft regulations to support the business rates appeals reforms clauses contained within the Enterprise Act.

These latest proposals will prevent Valuation Tribunals from amending the Rateable Value of a business unless it is “outside the bounds of reasonable professional judgement". 

As you might imagine, Lambert Smith Hampton's response was highly critical, with the stated intentions of the review and the outcome seemingly at severe odds with one another.

Read our response to the consultation here.

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