Series VPRS 7722
Maximum Valuation Files
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Date Range: Series 1907 - ? 1968
  Series in Custody 1907 - 1914
  Contents 1903 - 1914
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1907 - 1968 Licences Reduction Board VA 2906
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1988 - 1998 Liquor Licensing Commission VA 2869
1998 - cont Director of Liquor Licensing VA 4824
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    The series in custody contains Maximum Valuation Summaries for Licensing Group 3 of the 23 Licensing Groups. The contents are arranged alphabetically in bundles reflecting the licensing districts within this group, and within these bundles the files are arranged alphabetically by hotel name.

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    Series : 1 to 23
    Contents : (3) Barkly to South Richmond

    This series consists of records of surveys conducted within licensing districts by the Licences Reduction Board.

    The Licenses Amendment Act 1906 (No.2068) ss.42 - 55 required the Board to make a valuation on a fair and equitable basis of the maximum amount of compensation payable to the owner and the licensee of every licensed victuallers' premises should the licence be removed by the Board.

    In order to survey the compensation requirements of a district a letter of explanation was sent by the Board to each hotel owner and licensee along with the Maximum Valuation Summary forms to be filled out. The 1906 legislation required owners to give details of income from rent of the premises for the years 1904, 1905 and 1906 from which the difference between the average yearly income from rent of the premises licensed and de-licensed would be calculated in order to arrive at fair compensation. Licensees were required to submit details of net profits for the years 1903, 1904, 1905, however their compensation was limited to a two year average.

    The basis for compensation was altered by the Licensing Act 1922 (No.3259) s.24 when licensees were given the value of a three year average along with hotel owners, and the base years for both calculations were made 1907 to 1916. Some forms contain copies of Income Tax Returns from the licensees in order to furnish proof of net income for the required years.

    The forms which survive in this series relate to licences which were not deprived or surrendered as a result of this survey. However certain of the hotels were de-licensed in the mid 1920's presumably as a result of a second round of surveys.

    The series also contains a summary list of information relating to hotels in the North Melbourne district along with a City Valuers schedule of hotels and a City Valuers List of Sales for the district.

    Records of subsequent surveys which may have been conducted up until the Board's demise in 1968 were presumed not extant at 1989.

    Legislation

    Licenses Amendment Act 1906 (No.2068)

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P0001 1903 - Circa 1914 Open 3
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