business rates

Business Rates

All businesses in the UK pay business rates on their properties. Revaluations undertaken by the Valuation Office Agency or Assessors in Scotland normally take place at five yearly intervals, when changes to procedures, processes and the law are invariably made.

The current assessments came into force on 1 April 2010, based on property values at the peak of the market in April 2008. With the recent postponement of the 2015 revaluation, these assessments are to be used to calculate rates bills for a further two years. It has therefore never been more important to ensure the lowest possible Rateable Value for your property or portfolio.

Expert management of this complex tax is central to achieving the right results. Our innovative partnership with leading business rates advisers, Gerald Eve provides access to market leading advice, intricate technical knowledge and a depth of resources that has produced excellent results for our clients.

Rating services available include:

  • Negotiating reductions in Rateable Value through the appeals process
  • Providing a bespoke empty rates mitigation strategy for empty properties
  • a comprehensive rate payment function to ensure that you pay no more rates than necessary
  • historic audit of rates liabilities to check for any historic rates overpayments

For all business rates queries please contact Martin Black