Obsolescence and Rateable Value

Melanie acted for the Appellant in respect of a ‘first generation computer centre’ hereditament. The site, which had originally been built for military use, had been stripped out and the issues before the Tribunal were 3-fold, namely, (i) whether the hereditament should be treated as obsolete as a computer centre and/or whether it was incapable of reasonably beneficial use, (ii) whether the hereditament should be deleted from the List or alternatively, (iii) whether the Rateable Value (‘RV’) should be reduced.