Whilst every Local Authority will say the appeal process for setting non domestic business rates is fair, the fact of the matter that is not always the case, and in our experience there is a lack of consistency in approach to handling business rate appeals. As such, it is important to seek the correct professional advice from a firm of Chartered Surveyors that understand the business rates system and Rating valuation.
The appeals themselves can be a very complex issue, based around valuation theory and case law. At Business Rates Advice, we are a firm of Chartered Surveyors but also have the required experience, ranging from the most simple appeals to the highly techinal cases which we have prepared for the Lands Valuation Appeal Court.
As a result of various Relief schemes introduced by the Government, there are a number of options to be explored to help reduce your rating liability even further. There are also further types of relief for empty properties and charities.
A starting point is to ensure the business rates you’re paying is the correct amount and, if not, whether we feel anything can be done to reduce your rating liability.
We offer a free business rates healthcare check, which will be undertaken by one of our Chartered Surveyors.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the business rates process please feel free to call us. All enquires will be treated in the strictest confidence.