Valuation Act 2001
Consideration of appeals by Tribunal.
F46 [ 37. (1) The Tribunal shall consider an appeal made to it under section 34 ; in considering the appeal, unless the issues in the appeal do not relate to the value of property, the Tribunal shall achieve a determination of the value of the property concerned that accords —
(a) with that required to be achieved by section 19(5) , or
(b) in the case of an appeal from a valuation made under section 28 , with that required to be achieved by section 49 .
(2) Having considered the appeal, the Tribunal may, as it thinks appropriate —
(a) disallow the appeal and, accordingly, confirm the decision of the Commissioner, valuation manager or revision manager, as appropriate, or
(b) allow the appeal and, accordingly, do whichever of the following is appropriate —
(i) decide that the circumstances referred to in section 28(4) existed for the exercise of the powers under that section,
(ii) in accordance with the matters set out in section 19(5) or 49 , as appropriate, increase or decrease the valuation as stated in the valuation certificate,
(iii) decide that the property ought to be included in the relevant valuation list, and determine the valuation in accordance with the matters set out in section 49 ,
(iv) decide that the property, ought to be excluded from the relevant valuation list,
(v) decide to amalgamate relevant properties, the subject of 2 or more appeals, and determine the valuation of the amalgamated property, in accordance with the matters set out in section 49 ,
(vi) decide that the property ought to be subdivided into 2 or more relevant properties, and determine the valuation of each such subdivided property in accordance with the matters set out in section 49 ,
(vii) amend any detail, other than the valuation, as stated in the valuation certificate,
(viii) amend any detail stated in the notification made under section 28(7) .
(3) The Tribunal shall endeavour to make a decision on an appeal made to it under section 34 within 6 months from the date of its having received the appeal.
(4) For the avoidance of doubt, neither subsection (1) (a) or (2) (b) (ii) (so far as it relates to section 19(5) ) nor section 19(5) shall require the Tribunal to achieve the determination of the value of a property concerned by reference to any particular method of valuation and the Tribunal may arrive at its determination by reference to whatever method of valuation or combination of methods of valuation as the Tribunal, in its discretion, may deem appropriate. ]