Specialist Business Rates Advisors

Our knowledge of the Business Rates system, including Rating valuation and complex case law, combined with excellent negotiation skills from years of brokerage experience has helped secure significant monetary savings for many clients following successful business rates appeal the majority of which have been settled without recourse to the Valuation Appeal Panel.

Gary Walton - DirectorGary Walton, RICS Registered Valuer with over 25 years’ experience in dealing with business rates. He has worked in the Assessor's Office (the government body responsible for setting rateable values) and has in depth expertise of a wide range of markets such as commercial, licensed trade, healthcare and educational, having previously been employed with firms such as CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) and Christie & Co.

I can’t recommend Gary highly enough as he saved us about £12,000 a year on our business rates by negotiating our appeals on our behalf

Dev Fowdar, Managing Director, Thistle Healthcare Group Ltd

Email:  Gary.Walton@businessratesadvice.com

Gary, personally handled over 1,000 appeals for over 250 clients, covering many sections including leisure, commercial, industrial and educational.

The list below details some of Gary's recent cases:

  • Lead Negotiator on behalf of the day nursery rate payers in Renfrewshire which resulted in a significant reduction in rates for nursery operators in respect of 2017 revaluation 
  • Acting for Zana Trading Ltd, reduction on a large warehouse unit in Shots from £294,000 to £180,000, giving a massive saving in rates of £300,000
  • On behalf of Soccerworld in Glasgow and Dundee securing reduction in rateable values which resulted in total saving of £110,000
  • Little Scholars (Children's Day Nursery) in Dundee - attendance and presentation at Valuation Appeal Committee, secured a further reduction in their rates saving of £30,000.
  • Rates Mitigation advice at 70 West Regent Street Glasgow, which resulted in total saving of £150,000 for our clients.
  • On behalf of Ascensos Ltd, after detailed negotiations with the Assessor, we reduced the RV at their call centre at Motherwell from £386,000 to £214,000 which resulted in a total saving of £450,000
  • Secured a reduction in RV from £189,500 to £139,500 on behalf of Hapimag Resorts in respect of their Timeshare Accommodation at 8 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh.

Appealing Business Rates for 2023 Revaluation in Scotland - the deadline for submitting appeals has still to be confirmed by the Government

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