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Rates Act 1984

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16For section 74 of the principal Act there shall be substituted—

74(1)In the case of a proposal made under section 69 of this Act otherwise than by the valuation officer, the valuation officer may, at any time within the period of four months beginning with the date on which the proposal was served on him, give notice in writing to the maker of the proposal that the valuation officer is satisfied that the proposal is well-founded ; but no notice shall be given under this subsection if a notice of objection to the proposal has been served within the time limited by section 70(2) of this Act and has not been unconditionally withdrawn.

(2)If in the case of any proposal to which subsection (1) of this section applies the valuation officer does not give a notice under that subsection and the proposal is not withdrawn, the valuation officer—

(a)may at any time within the period mentioned in that subsection ; and

(b)shall not later than the end of that period,

transmit to the clerk to the local valuation panel constituted under section 88 of this Act from the members of which the local valuation court would fall to be constituted a copy of the proposal together with a statement that the valuation officer objects to the proposal and a copy of any notice of objection to the proposal which has been served under section 70(2) of this Act and has not been unconditionally withdrawn.

(3)Where, in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, the valuation officer transmits a copy of a proposal to the clerk to a local valuation panel, the transmission shall have effect as an appeal to a local valuation court, by the person who made the proposal, against the objection by the valuation officer and against every objection signified by a notice of which a copy is transmitted with the copy of the proposal.

(4)The valuation officer shall serve on the maker of every proposal to which subsection (1) of this section applies a notice in writing stating the effect of subsections (2) and (3) of this section.

(5)Where the date referred to in subsection (1) of this section falls before the first anniversary of the coming into force of the valuation list to which the proposal relates, that subsection shall have effect as if for the words " four months " there were substituted the words " six months

17In section 75(b) of the principal Act after " 73(2)" there shall be inserted the words " and 74(3).

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