Business rates represent a large cost for occupiers of commercial premises and owners of vacant property. For Rating List 2017, legislation, and the introduction of the 'Check, Challenge & Appeal' system, is complex, and ratepayers need to be aware that ill-advised challenges against their rating assessments could even result in increases, rather than reductions.
We deal with all aspects of business rates and will work with you to reduce your liability by reviewing your current assessment and recommending an appropriate strategy to both reduce the liability moving forward as well as recovering any overpaid business rates. We do this by negotiating with the Valuation Office Agency and liaising with the local billing authority. We can also actively manage your property portfolio to ensure all applicable rates reliefs are obtained. Our objective is to save you money.
We are a team of eight surveyors operating across the UK who are fully compliant with RICS Rating Consultancy Code of Practice. Whether you are an occupier paying business rates on property you use, or an owner with empty property on which you are paying rates, then we are on hand to help and advise you on the best route to take to save money and set up accurate payments and budgets.
• Business rates appeals
• Business rates audit
• Business rates management
• Completion of statutory Valuation Office forms
• Detailed savings and budgetary reports
• Empty property rates mitigation
• Negotiations with the local authority
"SHW saved us over £100,000. This was fantastic. They really are great people to do business with"