The advice we provide goes beyond the traditional business rates appeal process. Clients benefit from a comprehensive range of business rates services from a market leading provider.
Our Business Rates Initiatives team develops innovative rates mitigation strategies which are applied by our national team of 65 dedicated rating specialists to benefit clients across the UK.
We place a strong emphasis on continuity of service delivery ensuring you receive consistency from across our office network.
Our services include:
Advice on Certification – Specialist rating legislation knowledge enables us to produce significant rate savings through additional transitional relief without lodging appeals.
Audit of rate payments – To uncover lost savings on your property rates, our national team of auditors use a forensic approach to release real value. We carry out a detailed audit of historic business rate liabilities and identify opportunities to apply specialist mitigation initiatives that have previously been missed.
Business Rates relief – You may be entitled to relief(s) when certain factors are taken into account. These factors can include refurbishment works, construction works, vacant accommodation, road works, restrictions in access, redundant plant, or problems with adjoining occupiers.
Forecasts – We recognise your need for accurate forecast rate liabilities as business rates are one of the highest occupational costs businesses face. In addition to providing budgetary advice, we can provide you with estimates of rateable value for new developments.
Formal appeals – With over 40 years’ worth of experience recognising legitimate and complex grounds for appeal, we can minimise your company’s business rates burden.
Regular monitoring – Our sophisticated software enables us to track changes to the Rating List ensuring any opportunities to mitigate your rates liability are identified. With deadlines often being short, our systems ensure that these key dates are not missed.
Rate payments – We can provide a treasury function that manages the whole payment process on your behalf.
Rate refund calculations – Following successful appeals, we will provide details of actual savings and liaise with billing authorities to verify the savings, ensuring accurate refunds are issued.
Surveys – Data collection can provide an accurate record of your property. Our surveys can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.