There are three opportunities when you can make an objection to your annual rental value:
- The Draft Valuation List (six months following deposit of the draft valuation list)
- A proposal to amend the Draft Valuation List (the latter date of the six month draft list objection period or 28 days after the date of the proposal)
- A proposal to amend the confirmed Valuation List (28 days after the date of the proposal)
The objection process follows a straightforward timeline. As a general summary, the process will work as follows:
- Within one week of receiving your objection, the Land Valuation Department will send a letter acknowledging the objection and outlining the Objection-Process. The objection will also be forwarded to the Land Valuation Appeal Tribunal, should a hearing be necessary at a later date.
- Within four weeks of receiving your objection, a staff member from the Land Valuation Department will contact you to arrange a meeting. Staff members usually also arrange a site visit to inspect your property with you.
- Following that meeting, there may be subsequent discussions in order to seek resolution of the objection. The Land Valuation Department will then send you a formal response to your objection and should there be a breakdown in communication or no possibility of resolution, the objection will be referred to the tribunal for a hearing. The tribunal will contact you regarding the next steps in the objection process.
Filing an objection
If you disagree with your annual rental value, you can send a Notice of Objection Form to the Land Valuation Department. Objection Form (annotated)
Objections to the current 2015 Draft Valuation List are due in writing by 30 June 2016.