Don’t ignore sporting rights valuation, owners warned

If you are a farmer or a landowner do not ignore the chance to provide as much information as possible when contacted by regional valuation boards about shooting rights and rates.

Under this year’s Land Reform Act, non-domestic rates on shooting and deer forests are due to be re-introduced next April and assessors have been contacting farms and estates around the country to gather information on who owns and exercises shooting rights. The reintroduction of these rates – last collected in 1995 – was strongly opposed by both NFU Scotland and Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) amongst others during the progress of the act.

The Scotsman, 23.11.16 Farming section page 37

Bell Ingram have a large number of Land Agents who have vast experience of Sporting lets and the Appeal process. Feel free to contact us if are looking for professional advice.

Published on 28th November 2016