If you don't agree with a completion notice you've
received you can appeal against the decision.
What is a completion
Completion notices identify when work on new
buildings or conversions should be completed and the date from
which the initial three or six month exemption for
non-domestic rates starts for an empty property.
What happens after the notice
After the initial exemption period, the charge is payable at
100% of the normal rate while the property remains empty, unless it
Can the notice be
You can contact us to discuss a revised completion date.
How do I appeal against the
If you want to appeal you should use
the Government Valuation Office Agency's
(VOA) Valuation Tribunal
Service within four weeks of the notice being sent.
Who decides the outcome of my
Valuation Tribunals which are independant from the Government
Valuation Office Agency and the Council will decide your case.
Normally their decisions are final, however, an appeal may be
made to the High Court but only on a point of law.
How is the appeal
The tribunal will contact you to arrange a date for a free
hearing, or if both parties agree your case can be dealt with in
Do I need to continue to pay during
the appeal process?
Yes, you should continue to pay your non-domestic rates during
the appeals process, as failure to do so will result in recovery
action being taken.
What happens if my appeal is
If your appeal is successful all overpaid rates will be refunded on
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