Business Rates can often be a significant expense for a property occupier. It is important therefore that clients have their Rateable Values reviewed to ensure that these are correct. We have made significant savings for clients in the past and this often results in rate refunds which in reality are bottom line profit. Our in-depth knowledge of both statute and case law means that we can ensure that clients have been billed correctly and that the Rateable Value of their property is accurate.
Where business rate Appeals cannot be settled by negotiation we have experience of running cases at both Valuation Tribunal and Lands Tribunal.
Empty property rates can be a huge burden for owners / landlords and we can work with clients to put in place mitigation strategies to reduce the amount of business rates payable whilst a property stands empty.