Laois Revaluation

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Upcoming Dates

26th February 2018 Notices Issuing to Occupiers of rateable properties
6th April 2018 Deadline for Occupiers to submit valuation by post
16th April 2018 Deadline for Occupiers to submit valuation online
12th July 2018 Certificates of “Proposed Valuation” issuing
12th July – 20th August 2018 Period for Occupiers to make Representations to the Valuation Office
12th October 2018 Final Certificates Issuing
26th October 2018 Valuation List Published
31st October 2018 Date on which new valuations take effect for rates purposes (in advance of Laois County Council’s budgetary meeting for 2019)

What happens next? (July 2018)

Under section 26 of the Valuation Act, 2001 as amended by section 11 of the Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015, Proposed Valuation Certificates will issue to occupiers of relevant rateable properties in the rating authority areas of Laois County Council on 12th July 2018.
A ratepayer who is dissatisfied with any of the particulars contained in his or her Proposed Valuation Certificate may, within 40 days of the date of the issue of that Proposed Valuation Certificate, make representations to the Valuation Office as detailed in the explanatory letter issued with their Proposed Valuation Certificate.

The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used by the Valuation Office for the purposes of the valuation process only.

‘Walk In’ Clinics

The Valuation Office will also be holding walk in clinics, to answer any queries ratepayers may have, at the offices of Laois County Council offices, Áras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois on the 23rd and 31st July as well as the 13th and 14th August from 9.30am until 5.00pm.

Ratepayers are welcome to attend the clinic on one of these dates and meet Valuation Office officials. No appointment is necessary.




Laois Revaluation Now Under Way (December 2017)

On 22nd of December 2017 a Valuation Order was signed for the rating authority area of Laois County Council. The signing of the new Valuation Order follows the completion of a statutory consultation process between the Commissioner of Valuation, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and Laois County Council. The signing of the Order commences the Revaluation of all commercial and industrial properties within Laois County Council.

This revaluation is part of a national programme to modernise the rateable valuation of all commercial and industrial property in Ireland. The programme has already been completed in 15 rating authority areas and is currently underway in 8 new areas.. For more information on progress on the National Revaluation Programme please see map.

The revaluation will take account of contemporary rental values in your local authority area and will result in a more equitable distribution of commercial rates among ratepayers.

Following revaluation, there will be a much closer and uniform relationship between the current annual rental values of commercial properties and their commercial rates liability.

The revaluation will not increase the overall total rates revenue raised by Laois County Council.

Part 5A of the Valuation Acts, 2001-2015 allows a revaluation to be conducted using elements of self-assessment known as “Occupier Assisted Valuation”. This is where the occupier of a commercial property is required to submit a valuation on their property for rating purposes to the Valuation Office.