The first thing that many ratepayers think of when considering how they can reduce their rates bills is a rates appeal to lower their Rateable Value (RV). We would always encourage lodging appeals wherever possible to protect your interests.
However, there are various mitigation strategies which can be employed which can help as well.
A recent example of this would be for a client who own a multi-let office block in Scotland. A full wing on one floor of the building had been empty for some time and was paying substantial empty retes. However, following specific tailored advice we provided, the client saved almost £20,000 in rates payments by adopting our strategy as a result.
If you feel your rates are too high please feel free to get in touch we may have a solution to save you in rates