Whether you trade from a single property, or are responsible for a large property portfolio, your rates liability is an important overhead which you cannot afford to ignore.
The latest revised valuations and corresponding Rateable Values which came into effect under the 2010 Rating List may now be appealed.
The current economic climate will mean that in many places, rental values will have fallen and there may well be an opportunity for potential ratepayers to secure an appropriate reduction in Rateable Values.
We will never submit an appeal without first checking the facts. Assessments can go up as well as down, and the Valuation Office Agency has a duty to correct any errors it finds. Our Clients benefit from a “pre appeal investigation which includes an inspection of your property, making relevant enquiries and providing you with a short written report setting out our recommendations and your chances of a successful appeal.
To avoid expensive mistakes, you should always consider instructing a Chartered Surveyor with a proven track record of success in the field: a specialist who will be obliged to act for you in accordance with a strict rigid framework of the RICS.