Rateable value

How to find out the rateable value of a property

Rateable values of business properties are set by the Valuation Office Agency (part of HMRC) and used by local councils to calculate business rates bills.

The rateable values of all business properties can be found and checked on the Valuation Office Agency website at www.voa.gov.uk

The VOA is responsible for calculating the rateable value of your property.

  • Local councils use the rateable value to calculate your business rates bill.
  • They are responsible for billing and collection of business rates including any relief from payment.

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as:

  • shops
  • offices
  • pubs
  • warehouses
  • factories
  • holiday rental homes or guest houses

You will probably be liable for business rates if you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes.

Find out more about business rates

If you are concerned that your business rates may be incorrect, you can check the information the VOA has used and let them know if something is incorrect.