Beware of Revised Non-Domestic Rate for Sporting and Renewables

Beware of Revised Non-Domestic Rate for Sporting and Renewables

Landowners and occupiers have begun to receive letters regarding the draft rateable values for non-domestic rates as a result of the next round of revaluations.

Commenting on non-domestic rates, Partner and Head of Valuations at Bell Ingram, Sarah Tyson says: “Non-domestic rates in Scotland are being reviewed from spring 2023 and landowners/ occupiers will be getting letters giving them the draft revised rateable values for sporting and fishing rights, plus renewable energy installations like hydro schemes, on farms, estates, and forestry properties.

“Unless basic facts are wrong, when one should contact the local Scottish Assessor’s office to update them as soon as possible, there is no further action required by owners/occupiers at present. Details of how to formally appeal any proposed changes in rateable values will be confirmed when final letters are sent out in March/April 2023 and Bell Ingram will be delighted to assist at that point.

“It is likely that small business rates relief thresholds will be reduced from 1st April and the appeal system changed, so it will be even more important to get professional advice the year to avoid being stuck with high rates bill.”

For more information on Bell Ingram’s Land Management services click here or contact Sarah Tyson on 01738 621121 or email

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Sarah Tyson

Rural Land Management
Tel: 01738 621 121

About: Sarah is an experienced rural property surveyor dealing with all types of valuations, renewable energy, estate management and property consultancy across Scotland . She is an Appointed Agent and Valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation providing competitive finance for farmers and landowners. Interests: AMC Services, Renewable Energy, Rural Land Management, Valuations, FRICS FAAV Registered Valuer.

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    Article posted on 12/09/2022