Check Challenge and Appeal – Brave New World or Cloud Cuckoo Land?
Check Challenge and Appeal (CCA) is the largest change to the appeals regime for non-domestic rates since the 1988 Local Government Finance Act, and potentially since the Crown stopped counting windows as a property tax.
Ratepayers’ advisors and in-house teams will need to become familiar with the CCA regulations.
|12 June 2017||Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Birmingham|
|19 June 2017||Eversheds Sutherland, Manchester|
|17 July 2017||Eversheds Sutherland LLP, London|
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CCA is a massive step change in the way ratepayers and their advisors investigate, challenge and correct their rating assessments. It is also a huge shift in the way the VOA engages and interacts with the ratepayers and their advisors.
There is a fear that ratepayers and their advisors will not be able to follow the procedures and timetable to successfully challenge their assessments. From 1 April 2017, there will be no opportunity to lodge a proposal for £1 and then collect evidence in time for the VT hearing – valuation and comparable evidence is required upfront and it will be difficult to include new evidence later.
CCA is for the 2017 Rating List; but appeals relating to the 2010 List also have revised procedures.
This practical and solution focused seminar is essential for practitioners who advise on rating; particularly those that don’t do rating work exclusively.
- Blake Penfold, Business Rates Consultant, Blake Penfold Consultancy
- Josh Myerson, Honorary Secretary, The Rating Surveyors' Association and Partner, Rating, Montagu Evans LLP
- Richard New BA (Hons), Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
- Alex Wright, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
- Natalie Minott, Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
- Andrew Hetherton MRICS IRRV (Hons) Cert Ed, Director, Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd, Chairman of the IRRV Valuers Association
- Arren Thornton, Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
Introduction and Scene Setting
The new VOA Government Gateway web portal
Changes to the 2010 Appeals Process