What is the Valuation Tribunal for Wales?
The Valuation Tribunal (VT) for Wales is an independent organisation that deals with appeals about Non-Domestic Rates and Council Tax. The Tribunal has four regions which are served by offices that are strategically located throughout Wales. The Welsh Assembly Government finances the Valuation Tribunal for Wales.
The Valuation Tribunal is independent of both the Valuation Officer (VO) and the billing authority.
Members of the VT are local people who are volunteers. Although they may not be professionally qualified, they do receive formal training and are experienced in hearing appeals. Usually, three members will hear your appeal, although two members can hear an appeal if everyone agrees. A clerk, who is a paid employee of the tribunal, advises on points of procedure and law.
The Valuation Tribunal provides a free service so it cannot award costs against you. However, you do have to meet your own costs in going to the tribunal hearing. Wherever possible, we hear appeals locally.
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