An ‘interested party’ (usually the owner or occupier) is permitted to make a proposal to alter the
rating list where they are dissatisfied with the level of assessment or any other part of their entry
within the list. The grounds of a valid proposal will define the extent of any case brought before a
hearing and must be carefully served. A proposal can usually be made within the term of the rating
list, and where the matter remains unresolved it becomes an appeal and may proceed before the
valuation tribunal for a hearing.