Derelict Sites

The owner of a Derelict Site can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal against the determination of the market value of that site made by the local authority.

  • In accordance with section 22(4) of the Derelict Sites Act 1990, an owner of urban land can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal against a determination of the market value of a site as determined by a Local Authority under subsection 1 of section 22 of the Act.
  • The Tribunal has the power to deal only with the determination of market value under this Act for the purposes of calculating the derelict sites levy imposed by the local authority.
  • It is not empowered to deal with any other issues arising between the parties.
  • The question of whether the requirements of the Act in relation to the entry of sites on the Derelict Sites Register have been complied with is not a matter for determination by the Tribunal.
  • The Tribunal is not empowered to adjudicate between a property owner and a local authority as to whether a particular site is derelict.  That is a matter for the property owner and the local authority to resolve together and the Tribunal has no role in it.

For further information regarding making appeals to the Tribunal in relation to Derelict Sites, click here