Appeal against your rateable value

You can appeal against the rateable value of a property, if you are the occupier or have a legal interest in the property (e.g. owner, leaseholder or tenant) and you believe the rateable value of your property is incorrect.

Grounds for an appeal

You may appeal if:

  • there has been a change in the use of the property 
  • there has been a change in the locality which has affected the value of the premises 
  • there has been a change in the use of neighboring property 
  • part of the property has been demolished or added to 
  • the Valuation Officer changes your rateable value for any reason

How to appeal

If you think the rateable value of your property is wrong, you should contact the Valuation Officer at:

Valuation Officer
Non-domestic Rates South West
4th Floor Citypoint
Temple Gate
Bristol
BS1 6PL

Tel: 03000 501 501
Email: ratingsouthwest@voa.gsi.gov.uk
Website: www.voa.gov.uk

Any proposal to change the rateable value of your property should be made in writing stating:

  • Your name and address
  • The address of the property concerned
  • Your interest in the property, i.e. whether you are the occupier, owner or tenant 
  • Why you think the rateable value shown in the Rating List is wrong
Last updated: 02 November 2015. Was this information helpful?

Help us improve swindon.gov.uk

Please don't include personal information such as your name and address.