Transferred non-domestic rates appeals: survey responses

The functions of valuation appeal committees transferred to the local taxation chamber, first-tier tribunal, on 1 April 2023.

Response five

Question 1

Please tell us which organisation you represent (providing this information is optional).


FG Burnett Ltd.

Question 2

How far in advance do you think the Scottish Tribunals should aim to publish hearing dates?


A minimum of 70 days before the hearing date. This will allow sufficient time for the parties to discuss the appeal in advance, providing the best opportunity for the appeal to be dealt with without the need for a formal hearing.

Question 3

If is not possible to publish the full detail of individual upcoming hearings far in advance, what detail about the hearings would be of most use, for instance: property type, area, etc.?


Property type, representative agent if applicable, address, rateable value.

Question 4

Are there particular dates when you think that hearings should not be scheduled, for instance: days when Council Tax hearings in the same area are scheduled, particular dates in a revaluation cycle, etc.?


31 March and not within the last month in which to submit revaluation proposals in a year of revaluation.

Question 5

It is intended that the previous stakeholder group for the transfer of valuation appeal committees to Scottish Tribunals be reconvened to ensure ongoing dialogue with the Local Taxation Chamber President.  If you would like to join or to continue to be a member this group, please tell us here.


Yes I would be interested in joining or continuing my membership of this group.

Question 6

Is there anything else you would like to tell us in relation to transferred non-domestic rates appeals? 


Ensure appellant reference numbers are included in correspondence.

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