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Renewable Energy: Valuation

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the presence of ground source heat pumps would be taken into account in the valuation of a property for business rate purposes by the Valuation Office Agency. (157621)

The plant and machinery involved in heating a building by means of a ground source heat pump will form part of the premises, and its contribution to the rental value of the premises will be reflected in the assessment of rateable value.