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Luke Longley

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS
Business Rates/Lease Advisory
Senior Surveyor


 



About Luke


Luke Longley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and a Master’s in Real Estate. Luke joined SHW in June 2016 as a Graduate Surveyor in the Professional Department.

 

He currently works within the London/Croydon Professional team. In particular, dealing with all aspects of Business Rates and Lease Advisory work.

 

In 2019, Luke completed his Assessment of Professional Competence to become a Chartered Surveyor and in 2021 was promoted to Senior Surveyor.

 

Project experience

 

Business Rates Management – checking business rates bills for clients and ensuring any discounts/relief applicable has been applied. He often liaises with local authorities to ensure ratepayers’ bills are correct, and subsequently ensures bills are amended if inaccurate.

 

Business Rates Mitigation and Appeal – using a number of techniques, Luke successfully reduces the business rates liability for ratepayers, this can involve submitting appeals to contest a Rateable Value or taking steps to reduce liability when a property is empty.

 

St Georges Place, Brighton – a business rates appeal on behalf of a local solicitor resulted in reducing the client’s business rates bill from approximately £10,000 pa to £0.

 

Lease Advisory – advises clients on a number of lease matters, including rent reviews, re-gears and lease renewals. Luke acts for both landlords and tenants.

 

AMP House, Dingwall Road, Croydon – a large office building adjacent to East Croydon train station where Luke acts for the landlord and deals with rent review and lease renewals.

 
 

LUKE'S ACTIVITY

15 April 2019

Business Rates 2019/20 - key information

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