Orkney & Shetland

Valuation Joint Board

Valuation Appeal Panel

 

Although every effort is made to discuss your appeal with you on an informal basis it is possible that you may not reach agreement with the Assessor. In such circumstances your appeal may proceed to the Valuation Appeal Panel and you will receive a notice of hearing to appear before them. If this happens you can still continue to discuss your appeal with the Assessor or a member of his staff and you may be able to resolve the matter. If not the Valuation Appeal Panel will hear your appeal and the Assessor's response. Valuation Appeal Panels form part of the Scottish court structure and sit to hear and determine appeals and complaints under the Valuation Acts. In particular, the Panel is responsible for hearing appeals against the rateable values for non-domestic subjects entered on the Valuation Roll and the banding of domestic properties placed on the Council Tax list.

The Appeal Panels may also hear appeals relating to the billing side of both rating and Council Tax matters through the local councils however these are held far less often. These include appeals where someone is a Council Taxpayer or is entitled to a Council Tax discount. The Appeal Panel has jurisdiction in relation to all valuation for rating disputes relating to properties situated within the boundaries of Orkney and Shetland. Panels are set up and governed under The Valuation Appeal Panel and Committee (Scotland) Regulations 1996. Each committee must consist of a chairman and not less than three, nor more than six other members. Members are appointed by the Sheriff Principal of each Island Area. No member may serve for more than 5 years.

The Sheriff Principal is also responsible for appointing a Secretary and Assistant Secretary if required. These appointments are normally to solicitors who carry out administrative work on behalf of the Panel and supply legal advice to assist the Panel in carrying out its functions, particularly on procedural and legal matters when hearing appeals.

Valuation Appeal Panel Hearing Dates

  HEARING DATE LOCATION TIME CITATION LIST

SHETLAND

13th Feb 2018

Islesburgh House

King Harald Street

Lerwick

ZE1 0EQ

 

10:00 am

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ORKNEY

27th Feb 2018

Town Hall

Broad Street

Kirkwall

KW 15

 

10:00 am

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ORKNEY

11th Sept 2018

Town Hall

Broad Street

Kirkwall

KW 15

 

10:00 am

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SHETLAND

02nd Oct 2018

Islesburgh House

King Harald Street

Lerwick

ZE1 0EQ

 

10:00 am

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