Promoting and enhancing best practice and technical expertise

The 23rd National Rating Day

The National Rating Day is a major fixture in the Rating calendar. It is the largest gathering of rating practitioners year on year; and is a must attend event if you work within the profession. This recording looks at the here and now, policy and reform and best and effective practice. Speakers represent the private sector, the Valuation Office Agency and the Valuation Tribunal Service.

Module Duration: 6 hours 1 minutes

Date Recorded: 08/06/2023

Areas covered

Welcome & Introduction from the Conference Chair - Simon Griffin

Rating Policy

Commercial Rating Policy Update 

Next Steps into The New Rating World

  • Reliefs, certificates, new build relief (dropped to 2024)
  • Duty to Notify
  • Transparency

Local Government Funding - Problems Facing Local Government 

Group Question & Answer

Current Rating Practice

Appeals Good Practice

  • What is required to make a lawful appeal?
  • Who has the right to make an appeal?
  • The expectations of the Valuation Tribunal and their practices statements
  • The review of RICS guidance on being an expert witness
  • Expectations of an expert witness and ethical behaviours
  • The difference between an expert witness and advocate
  • Hints and tips of good case management

MCCs - Where Are We Now? 

  • What constitutes an MCC? 
  • What does “locality” mean? 
  • What is an MCC in the context of the new rating lists? 

Unit of Assessment – Life in a Post-Cardtronics World

End of List - What Can You Still Do? 

  • Tsunami conditions?  
  • Getting through the challenges
  • When can evidence be admitted?

Fit Out - The Consequences on Other Classes 

  • Dawn Bunyan (VO) v Acenden Limited
  • Is the London market different?
  • London agreement, 2023 list
  • Changes afoot? – Hybrid working, plug & play...
  • Other asset classes and geographies

Case Law Update