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Rating and Valuation (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1984

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Part IIValuation

11Right of appeal on change of owner, tenant or occupier

In section 3 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975 (appeal against entry in valuation roll) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(2A)Where a person becomes the proprietor, tenant or occupier of lands and heritages which are included in the valuation roll he shall thereupon have the same right of appeal under subsection (2) above as he would have had if there had been sent to him the notice referred to in that subsection, except that the last date for lodging an appeal by virtue of this subsection shall be the last day of a period of six months beginning with the day upon which the person became the proprietor, tenant or occupier and all other time limits prescribed under the Valuation Acts in that regard shall have effect accordingly.

(2B)The right of appeal conferred by subsection (2A) above may be exercised whether or not any previous proprietor, tenant or occupier of the lands and heritages had reached agreement with the assessor as mentioned in section 2(3) of this Act or had appealed or obtained redress under subsection (2) above..

12Jurisdiction in valuation matters of Lands Tribunal for Scotland

(1)In section 1 of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 (which amongst other things provides as to the jurisdiction of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland), after subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(3A)The Lands Tribunal for Scotland may also determine any appeal or complaint under the Valuation Acts (within the meaning of section 37(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975) referred to it by a valuation appeal committee.

(3B)The jurisdiction conferred by subsection (3A) of this section includes power, in relation to an individual appeal or complaint, to decline with reason stated to proceed to determine it.

(3C)The provisions of the said Valuation Acts with regard to appeal to judges of the Court of Session shall, with any necessary modifications, apply in relation to determinations of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under subsection (3A) of this section as they apply in relation to decisions of valuation appeal committees.

(3D)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument repeal or amend any enactment (including this Act) to the extent necessary to give full effect to this section.

(3E)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (3D) above shall have no effect until approved by resolution of each House of Parliament..

(2)In section 15 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1963 after subsection (2) (regulations as to valuation appeal committees) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(2A)The Secretary of State may make regulations governing—

(a)the circumstances and manner in which an appeal or complaint may be referred to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland in pursuance of subsection (3A) of section 1 of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 (jurisdiction of the Tribunal to determine valuation cases referred to it); and

(b)the consideration of the appeal or complaint by a valuation appeal committee in a case where the Tribunal have declined under subsection (3B) of that section to proceed to determine it..

13Constitution of lands valuation appeal court

(1)In section 8 of the Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Amendment Act 1867 and in section 7 of the Valuation of Lands (Scotland) Amendment Act 1879 (which sections, construed as originally enacted, provide, amongst other things, that appeals in valuation matters shall lie to two judges of the Court of Session), for the words " any two " there shall be substituted the words

a judge or (in a case in relation to which the judge to whom it was submitted has directed that it be heard by three judges or where the appeal is against a determination of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under section 1(3A) of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949) three.

(2)In the proviso to the said section 8, after the word " said " there shall be substituted the words

judge or, as the case may be..

(3)In the said section 7—

(a)for the word " judges ", where secondly and thirdly occurring, there shall be substituted the words

judge or, as the case may be, judges; and

(b)for the word " their ", in each place where it occurs, there shall be substituted the words

his or, as the case may be, their.

(4)Section 7(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1908 (which provides for the construction of the said section 8 and section 7 as if the references to two judges were references to three judges) shall cease to have effect.

14Separate entry in valuation roll of pitches for static caravans

After subsection (8) of section 3 of the Rating (Caravan Sites) Act 1976 (valuation and rating of caravan sites) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(8A)Where—

(a)a caravan site is treated under subsection (1) above as a single unit of lands and heritages ;

(b)a caravan pitch on that site would be taken as including, as part of lands and heritages, the caravan for the time being on it; and

(c)the caravan pitch is separately occupied by a person other than the site operator,

the assessor shall, on the application of that person, omit the pitch from the single unit and enter it separately in the valuation roll..

15Percentage derating of static caravans

After section 3 of the Rating (Caravan Sites) Act 1976 there shall be inserted the following section— Percentage derating of static caravans.

3A(1)The Secretary of State may by order provide that the rateable value of a caravan site to which this section applies shall be the sum of the following amounts—

(a)the amount produced by deducting from the aggregate net annual value of the caravan pitches on the site, which are caravan pitches to which this section applies, such percentage of that aggregate value as may be specified in the order;

(b)the amount of the net annual value of so much of the site as does not consist of those pitches.

(2)This section applies to any caravan site which is treated under section 3(1) above as a single unit of lands and heritages.

(3)This section applies to caravan pitches—

(a)each of which when taken under section 3(5) above, as including the caravan for the time being on it, would constitute a dwelling-house for the purposes of section 7 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 (reduction of rates on dwellings by reference to the domestic element);

(b)each of which is separately occupied by a person other than the site operator; and

(c)none of which has been entered separately in the valuation roll under section 3(8A) above.

(4)An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be laid before the Commons House of Parliament and shall not have effect until approved by a resolution of that House..

16Exemption of reed beds from rates

(1)In subsection (2) of section 7 of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956 (valuation of agricultural lands and heritages), in the definition of " agricultural lands and heritages ", after the word " orchards " there shall be inserted the words

, reed beds.

(2)In subsection (3) of the said section 7 after the words " agricultural lands and heritages ", where secondly occurring, there shall be inserted the words

(other than agricultural lands and heritages being lands and heritages used as reed beds) and on and after the first day of April nineteen hundred and eighty four have effect in the case of agricultural lands and heritages being lands and heritages used as reed beds.

(3)After the said subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(3A)Any reference in the valuation roll to any lands and heritages used as reed beds shall, as from 1st April 1984, be of no effect..

17Common parts of shopping malls not to be entered separately in valuation roll

After section 8 of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956 there shall be inserted the following section— Common parts of shopping malls not to be entered separately in valuation roll.

8AThere shall not be entered separately in the valuation roll any part of a covered shopping mall, being a part the sole or main purpose of which is to serve two or more of the lands and heritages comprised in the mall..

18Exemption from valuation and rating of certain moorings

After section 8 of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956 there shall be inserted the following section— Exemption from valuation and rating of certain moorings.

8AA(1)For the purpose of ascertaining the net annual value of any lands and heritages no account shall be taken of any mooring to which this section applies.

(2)This section applies to any mooring—

(a)used or intended to be used by a boat or ship; and

(b)equipped only with a buoy attached to an anchor, weight or other device—

(i)which rests on or in the bed of the sea or any river or other waters when in use; and

(ii)which is designed to be raised from that bed from time to time..

19Comparison with hereditaments in England and Wales

At the end of subsection (1) of section 15 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1963 (comparison with other lands and heritages) there shall be inserted— or, in accordance with subsections (1A) to (1C) below, on hereditaments in England and Wales.

(1A)It shall be competent to found, by way of comparison, on hereditaments in England and Wales only if—

(a)there is no evidence available as to lands and heritages in Scotland comparable to those which are the subject of the proceedings ; or

(b)such evidence as is available in that regard is not adequate to enable the committee or, as the case may be, the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to draw conclusions as to the rent at which the lands and heritages which are the subject of the proceedings might reasonably be expected to let from year to year in the circumstances mentioned in section 6(2) or, as the case may be, 6(8) of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 1956 (ascertainment of gross and net annual values by reference to expected rent).

(1B)The net annual value ascribed in the valuation list maintained under the General Rate Act 1967 to a hereditament in England and Wales shall, for the purposes of subsections (1) and (1A) above, be treated as equal to the rent at which the hereditament (as at the date as at which its net annual value was ascribed to it) might reasonably be expected to let from year to year if the tenant undertook to pay all usual tenants' rates and taxes and to bear the cost of the repairs and insurance and the other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain the hereditament in a state to command that rent.

(1C)A valuation appeal committee or the Lands Tribunal for Scotland shall, in considering a hereditament in England and Wales by way of comparison in pursuance of this section, make such adjustment as is, in their opinion, necessary—

(a)to its rent as established by the evidence, so as to take account of (amongst any other things) the date at which that rent became payable ;

(b)to its rent as established under subsection (1B) above, so as to take account of (amongst any other things) the date as at which, under that subsection, that rent is to be treated as payable..

20Alteration of " material change of circumstances "

In section 37(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975, in the definition of " material change of circumstances "—

(a)the word " and ", where fourthly occurring, shall be omitted; and

(b)for the words from " but" onwards there shall be substituted the words

and any decision of that Court, committee or Tribunal which alters the gross or net annual value or rateable value of any comparable lands and heritages;.

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