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Rates (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009

Section 8: Repeal of exception from general valuation reference date and other special provisions

Subsection (1) repeals Article 39A(4) of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 which provides that an order setting a date by reference to which valuations are made for a new NAV list does not apply to a hereditament which is occupied by a public utility undertaking. Subsection (2) provides that such an order made before subsection (1) comes into operation shall have effect as if subsection (1) had been in force when the order was made.

Subsection (3)(a), (b) and (c) provides that Articles 39C, 39D and 39E which enable orders to prescribe methods for valuing hereditaments occupied by electricity, gas undertakings and water supply or sewerage services respectively for the purposes of a NAV list shall cease to have effect. Such hereditaments will henceforth be valued conventionally.

Subsection (3)(d) provides for the repeal Schedule 3 to the Order which provides for definitions relating to railway hereditaments.

Subsection (3)(e) provides for the repeal of Parts 4 and 10 of Schedule 12 to the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 which respectively provide for methods for valuing railway and dock hereditaments. Such hereditaments will henceforth be valued conventionally.

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