Explanatory Memorandum

Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

2006 No. 2954

Commentary on Articles

Part Iii – Valuation Lists

Article 11: General provisions as to valuation lists

23.This Article obliges the Commissioner of Valuation to maintain both a capital value list and an NAV list and sets out what should be entered in these lists.

Article 12: New valuation lists

24.This Article enables the Commissioner to publish a new valuation list containing a general revaluation of such hereditaments as the Department may determine. It also provides for a valuation list to be altered, after it has been published but before it has come into force, and requires certificates of alteration to be issued subsequent to this.

Article 13: Access to valuation lists

25.This Article requires the Commissioner to take reasonable steps to notify the public of the publication of a new valuation list. The Department and district councils are required to facilitate access to a valuation list and notify the public of these arrangements following the publication of a new valuation list. The Article also requires the public to be provided with a copy of any part of a list on request and provides for a fee to be charged.