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Business rates - Appeals and disputes

Appeals against business rates liability


You can make an appeal if you think that you are not responsible for paying. This could be because someone else is, or because your property is exempt.  You can also appeal if you think there is a mistake on your bill.

If you want to appeal, write to Gosport Borough Council, Business Rates, Town Hall, Gosport, Hampshire. PO12 1EB, saying why you disagree with what you are being charged.

Please note - making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of your instalments. You should continue to pay as normal until your appeal is resolved.

Appealing against Rateable Values (RVs) on business properties


The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) sets the RVs for business properties.  There is normally a revaluation every five years.  From April 1st 2017, the rateable value of a property represents its annual open market rental value as at April 2015.   

You can inspect the 2017 list of all rated properties online or at the office of the Valuation Officer, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN .
Telephone: 03000 501501.
Fax: 03000 500099.

Private rating agents


Be careful before entering into a contract with a rating advisor as they cannot guarantee reductions in rateable values.

Even if they are successful, this may not reduce the amount you have to pay.

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