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Last updated at 14:54 on 11/09/2018

Welcome to the Valuation Office information page for Laois County Council Ratepayers. On this section of the website you can keep up to date with the Valuation Office activity being carried out in your Local Authority Area.

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Please be aware that the Valuation (NAV) on the Proposed Valuation Certificate received is not your rates liability.

The consideration of representations in the Laois rating authority area has begun. The table below sets out the current position with regard to the number of Representations received.

The making of “representations” by ratepayers who are dissatisfied with any aspect of their Proposed Valuation Certificate (PVC) is an important element in ensuring that all relevant information is available before valuations are finalised. Representations received by the Valuation Office will be considered over the coming weeks and any adjustments warranted by the information provided will be made and reflected in the final Valuation Certificates issuing to ratepayers in Laois in October 2018. At that stage, parties who are still dissatisfied with their valuation will have a right of appeal to the independent Valuation Tribunal to be exercised within 28 days of issue of the final Valuation Certificates.

Statistics relating to Representations Received

PVC Issue Date

Number of PVCs Issued

Representations Received

%

Representations Closing Date

12/06/2018

1943

191

9.8%  

20/08/2018

Key Dates

26th February 2018Notices Issuing to Occupiers of rateable properties
6th April 2018Deadline for Occupiers to submit valuation by post
16th April 2018Deadline for Occupiers to submit valuation online
12th July 2018Certificates of “Proposed Valuation” issuing
12th July - 20th August 2018Period for Occupiers to make Representations to the Valuation Office
12th October 2018Final Certificates Issuing
26th October 2018Valuation List Published
1st January 2019New Valuation becomes effective for rates purposes

Laois Revaluation

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 total rates revenue raised by Laois County Council.

The revaluation of Laois County Council rates authority area began on 26th February 2018 using part 5A of the Valuation Acts, 2001-2015, which 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 was required to submit a valuation on their property for rating purposes to the Valuation Office. Proposed valuations have been arrived at by taking valuations received into consideration and by reference to relevant local market information and trading data at the specified valuation date of 30th October, 2015, collected and analysed by the Valuation Office.

The new valuation list for Laois will be published in October 2018 and become effective for rates purposes from 2019 onwards.

View copy of Valuation Order For Laois County Council Rating Authority Area