Business Rates

Our clear, independent advice will cut through the complexities of the appeal process to ensure your liability is fair and reasonable.

Business Rates constitute one of the largest outgoings for commercial property occupiers and owners.

We provide a comprehensive service to a wide range of clients across the UK with the simple aim of minimising our client’s liabilities and generating maximum savings through the appeal process.

Our team of rating specialists, which includes two past Presidents of the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA), will be happy to review your rating assessments and recommend serving an appeal, applying for relief or implementing a mitigation strategy where necessary.

Our services include:

  • Serving and negotiating appeals to reduce your assessment
  • Negotiating refunds with the Billing Authority
  • Negotiating nil assessments following demolition, refurbishment work, change of use or obsolescence
  • Negotiating temporary reductions following changes in circumstances, such as adjacent building works disturbances, flooding, fire damage, road closures etc
  • Representing clients before the Valuation Tribunal and Upper Chamber where appropriate
  • Empty property advice and the design of strategies to minimise the liability of vacant properties
  • Applications for reliefs and exemptions such as Empty Property Relief and Small Business Rates Relief
  • Historic payment audits to check whether you have been charged correctly both currently and historically
  • Providing annual rate liability budgets for future planning

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Meet the team

Debbie Warwick
020 3077 3400

Debbie Warwick

Alex Izett MRICS
Senior Associate Partner
020 3077 3448

Alex Izett MRICS

Will Osman
020 3077 3442

Will Osman

George Wilson
Senior Surveyor
020 3077 3463

George Wilson

Jane Thompson
Business Rates Account Manager
020 3077 3468

Jane Thompson

John Elcox FRICS
020 3077 3445

John Elcox FRICS

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