VIP – Valuation In Practice newsletters

News about council tax, non-domestic rates and the appeals process, including some recent decisions. These newsletters are prepared in house primarily for staff of the Valuation Tribunal. They may be of interest to a wider audience.

It is important to appreciate that the views expressed within these newsletters are purely personal and do not purport to be definitive statements on the law.

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  • Issue 59 – January-2021
    Included in this issue:
    Bartolo v Hanson (VO) [2020] UKUT 0318 (LC); Co-op Group, Poundland Ltd v Virk (VO) and Battelle Agrifood Ltd v Sykes (VO) [2020] UKT 286 (LC); Brown v Hambleton District Council [2021] EWHC 1 (admin); London Borough of Southwark and Ludgate House Ltd & Ricketts (VO) [2020] EWCA Civ 1637; Allowance in notices for delivery; Penalty for failure to notify of change in circumstances; CTR calculations; Should fair maintainable trade (FMT) be adopted?; Single person discount.
  • Issue 58 – October 2020
    Included in this Issue:
    London Borough of Newham v RAD; Sykes (VO) v Great Bear Distribution Limited; Libra Textiles Ltd t/as Boundary Mills and Centric Assets Ltd v Ritchie Roberts and David Alford (Valuation Officers); Broderick v Coventry City Council; Atos IT Services Ltd v Fylde Borough Council.
  • Issue 57 – July 2020
    Included in this issue:
    Cardtronics UK Ltd and others v Sykes and others (VOs); Interoute Vitesse Ltd (formerly Vitesse Networks Ltd) v Gidman (VO); Wall & Wall (re Induna Stables); Humphrey v Fenland District Council; pioneer allowance; fire damaged pub; long term empty property premium and Class E; Class N exemption; backdating discounts; application for an extension of the time limit for making an appeal.
  • Issue 56 – April 2020
    Included in this issue:
    Roberts (VO) v Backhouse Jones Ltd; Buzz Group Ltd v Salmon (VO); Arma Hotels Ltd v Corkish (VO); Stock Auto Breakers Ltd v Sykes (VO); Avison Young Ltd v Jackson (VO); Jackson (VO) against a decision of the VTE; Facciolo & Costantin (VO); Corkish (LO) v Berg; Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Others v Derby CC and Others; place of religious worship; reinstatement to the rating list under reg. 38(7) of VTE Procedure Regulations; disaggregation; local occupancy restriction; sole or main residence; student exemption.
  • Issue 55 – January 2020
    Included in this issue:
    Hughes (VO) v Exeter City Council (Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery); Colour Weddings Ltd v Roberts (VO); Wigan Football Company Ltd v Cox (VO); Senova Ltd v Sykes (VO); Regina v D; Lone v LB Hounslow; VO’s requirement to provide information; scope of proposal/VTE jurisdiction; validity of proposal; deletion of dwelling because of lack of services; sole or main residence