Appealing your valuation
Steps to take if you think your rate bill is too high
For non-domestic or business properties, the actual amount that you are charged is calculated by multiplying the Net Annual Value (NAV) by the non-domestic rate in the pound for your area.
You can use the link below to find the NAV of any non-domestic property in Northern Ireland. You can also use this link to make an online submission to have your valuation reviewed if you feel that your rate bill is not correct:
You can use the following links to find the rate poundage (rate in the pound) for your area and calculate your rate bill:
When your property has been valued for the first time or following alterations, you will receive a Certificate of Valuation showing your new valuation. If you think that the valuation is incorrect, you can appeal this to the Commissioner of Valuation within 28 days. To do this please complete the following form:
You can also get a form by contacting Land & Property Services (LPS) as follows:
- Tel: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
- Tel: +44 28 9049 5794 (if you are calling from outside the UK)
- Text Relay service: 18001 0300 200 7801
Details of your local LPS valuation office can be found in the link below:
If you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner's decision, you can appeal to the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal (domestic or mixed properties where the NAV or non domestic element is less then £12,500), or the Lands Tribunal for Northern Ireland. Please use the links below for further information.
It should be noted that you must still pay your rates while your are waiting for a decision and if your appeal is successful LPS will refund any amount overpaid, along with interest, if applicable.