VALUATION OFFICE AGENCY – VOA

April 22, 2018

 

 

What is VOA ?

 

Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is a government body in England and Wales. This is an executive agency of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. VOA gives the government the valuations needed to support taxation and benefits.

You can contact VOA about:

  • Council Tax band in your property

  • Local Housing Allowance

  • The rateable value of your property – this is when you pay business rates

How to contact the VOA? The best way is to visit their website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/valuation-office-agency

 

Or call (general enquiries):

  • Telephone (England) 03000 501501

  • Telephone (Wales) 03000 505505

VOA opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

 

Valuation Office Agency sets the rateable value of business properties by using its details, for example information about rent.

 

WHAT IS RATEABLE VALUE?

 

Rateable value is a basically the value of the property based on its location, size and also other similar factors. This is used to determine the business rates payable by the business property owner.  

 

WHAT IS REVALUATION?

 

Valuation Office Agency reassess the rateable values. This is updated usually every five years. This process is called Revaluation. This needs to be done, as the property market changes and that influence the amount payable in business rates.

 

If the Valuation Officer changes your rateable value, you will be informed about that. The Valuation Officer will tell you and also will inform the Council.

If you rateable value will be reduced, you will get a refund plus interest where appropriate.

 

For more information visit us at www.businessratehelp.co.uk 

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