Business rates review
Business rates are paid by almost all non-domestic occupiers throughout the country and are a charge for simply being in your premises.
The rateable value of your premises is set every 5 years by the Government Valuation Office Agency taking into account a number of factors regarding the property.
It is this value that can be challenged by you each revaluation period should you feel that you are paying more than you should compared to other businesses in your locality.
Where an official assessment will be quite generalised, based on overall (and usually upward) trends, our specialists recognise the uniqueness of your property, and will do everything they can to reduce your rates liability.
The way you use your premises, the rents payable, the way your business has changed in recent times, the surrounding areas… all these factors, and many more, have an impact on what you should really be paying.
Our specialists experience as Chartered Surveyors with many years’ practicing in the rating sector has enabled them to develop unique approaches.
Armed with the information they gather, they can challenge the current assessments, and fight for a reduction in your rateable value.
Their diligent team will also look at every area of your business to keep your rates as low as possible and it may be they will identify further opportunities for savings through the constantly changing reliefs and exemptions that may apply.