Business Rates

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All you need to know

The latest Rating Revaluation took effect from the 1st April 2010 when all commercial and other non domestic properties received new assessments. We can advise you on whether you are paying too much for your Business Rates and help obtain a reduction.

Business Rates are payable by reference to the Rateable Value of your property which is assessed by the Government Valuation Office Agency.

In many cases, at local and regional levels, the assessments rose and in some cases quite substantially, giving rise to potential increased business rate exposure.

Can assessments be challenged?

It may be that your existing rating assessment is incorrect and unduly high. You are able to appeal the assessment at anytime and you are still able to appeal against your current assessment if you have not already done so.

It is vital to take professional advice, this could save you money. The Valuation Office Agency have a statutory obligation to maintain accurate assessments. Beware an uninformed appeal against your assessment could result in the assessment rising not falling.

What to do next?

We can look over your rating assessment. We can then inspect your property and give you advice about whether or not it is appropriate to submit an
appeal. In those cases where an appeal is advised, we undertake to submit the relevant documentation to the Valuation Office and thereafter conduct negotiations and attend Valuation Tribunals where required.

It is important to act. We are happy to have an initial no obligation discussion with you.

Where appeals are successful and rateable value deductions secured, significant financial savings can be made. We undertake to complete all the necessary forms, check the new assessment is correctly documented and that any applicable refunds are properly administered.

How much will it cost me?

Our fees are based on the reduction we secure. A full proposal will be provided before any commitment is made on your part.

Call Dan Brumfitt BSc Hons MRICS on 01423 534 189 or email

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