Renfrewshire Council

Appeal your business rates

What the net value and rateable value are, how to appeal the net value of your property, how to appeal your business rates, revaluation of properties.

What the net value and rateable value are

The Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board compiles the valuation roll for properties in Renfrewshire.

The net annual value ascribed to each property is their estimate of the annual rent which the property could command.

The rateable value is usually the same as the net annual value but may differ in some categories.

How to appeal the net value of your property

If you want to appeal against the net annual value set for your property, or you would like more information contact:

Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board
Robertson Centre
16 Glasgow Road
Paisley PA1 3QF.

Phone 0300 300 0150 (Monday - Thursday, 8.45am to 4.45pm; Friday, 8.45am - 3.55pm)

New owners, tenants or occupiers can appeal within six months of acquiring an interest in a property.

Where the Assessor alters the Valuation Roll, such as making a new entry or changing the value, the appeal must be lodged within six months of the date of the Valuation Notice. 

How to appeal your business rates

If you think your business rates have not been calculated properly, you can appeal to Renfrewshire Council.

Appeals should show that the rate set by the council has been incorrectly calculated or applied.

Make your written appeal to the Director of Finance and Resources at the address shown on your bill within 29 days of receiving your bill.

You should continue to pay your bill until you are notified that you appeal has been successful. 

Revaluation of properties

By law, assessors must revalue business properties every 5 years or in accordance with the Scottish Government guidance.

The most recent valuation for rates took effect form 1 April 2017.