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What does the NIVT do?

What does the NIVT do?

The NIVT can hear appeals brought under 3 different articles of the Rates (NI) Order 1977 (NI28), as amended by the Rates (Amendment) (NI) Order 2006 (NI18). These are set out in full here, but put simply are:

  • Where the valuation of a property is altered and it is disputed by the owner
  • Where a review of a property with disabled facilities is disputed by the owner
  • Where a relevant party disputes a decision made by the Commissioner

The NIVT can also hear appeals under the Rate Relief (Education, Training and Leaving Care) Regulations (NI) 2007:

  • Where a review of entitlement to exemption is disputed by the relevant party

And the Rate Relief (Lone Pensioner Allowance) Regulations (NI) 2008:

  • Where a review of entitlement to a rebate is disputed by the relevant party

The Rate Relief (Low Carbon Homes Scheme) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010:

  • Where a review of entitlement to relief is disputed by the relevant party.

And the Rate Relief (Energy Efficiency Homes Scheme) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010:

  • Where a review of entitlement to a reduction is disputed by the relevant party.