§ Mr. King
Since the last revaluation in 1973, just over 1½ million rating appeals have been made by ratepayers, including 140,000 during 1977–78.
The length of time taken to process an application varies during the life of a 686W valuation list, but the present average is down to about six months.
No information is available nationally on how many rating appeals are successful. However, figures recently obtained from a small but representative sample of valuation panel areas show that appeals by ratepayers were successful in 59 per cent. of cases that came to a hearing before the valuation courts in 1977–78.