Business rates are charged annually by County Councils and Local Authorities on commercial properties based on the Rateable Valuation of each individual property. Currently the Valuation Office is undertaking a revaluation of all commercial properties throughout Ireland. The opportunity to appeal a rating assessment can occur when the local authority publishes a revaluation list (every five years). Other circumstances in which an appeal may be appropriate include: reassessment following redevelopment or change of use; temporary inability to use a property, or a permanent material change in circumstances.
Advice on the fairness or otherwise of existing Rateable Valuations
Advice on potential rates liability for new properties
Applications for downward revision of Rateable Valuations
Submission of appeals against newly revised Rateable Valuations
Negotiating with the Valuation Office
Preparation of submissions and representation at Valuation Tribunal
Advice on liability for rates and eligibility for refunds and or exemption