Non Domestic Rates

By: Gillespie & Co  06/01/2009
Keywords: commercial property, chartered surveyor

We at Gillespie & Co have a considerable amount of expertise in this sector. Successes achieved in reducing the Business Rates payable by clients in the past is demonstrable; in one year over £1 Million Pounds of “Rates Payable” was saved for one client alone.

There are many factors that can affect a rateable value. Identifying material changes to, or disabilities of, a property, as well as challenging the basis of the valuation carried out by the Valuation Office, are just a few ways of reducing a valuation. Once satisfied that the proposed rateable value is realistic it is only then Gillespie & Co will advise against lodging an appeal. If, however, it is believed there is an error or that it is not in our client’s interest to settle, we do not hesitate in having the matter determined at a Valuation Tribunal.

Keywords: chartered surveyor, commercial property