Vickery Holman are experts in reducing business rates.
We recognise that business rates are a major outgoing for all occupiers of commercial premises and our service does not merely include appealing the assessment, but working closely with you throughout the whole period of the Rating List, advising on changes which impact your liability, including any preparation leading up to a revaluation, the next being due in April 2017.
Working together throughout the life of the rating list will ensure that any “material changes in circumstances” that may impact on your Rateable Value (RV), can be identified and further recommendations can be given and appropriate action taken.
For landlords with vacant commercial premises, empty rates liability is a significant outgoing at a time when there is no rental income and therefore requires careful management to mitigate any liability.
Vickery Holman have over 25 years' experience in conducting business rates valuations and have an extensive market knowledge of all commercial (retail, office, industrial) and leisure properties (hotels, holiday parks, self-catering premises and golf courses).
We have the expertise to guide you through all the available reliefs and opportunities available to you to minimise your Business Rate liability. Our investment in specialist rating software manages our vacant premises’ liabilities and calculates liabilities, savings and any RV phasing over the life of a rating list to ensure accurate reporting to clients.
Our aim is to reach an agreement by negotiation with the Valuation Office, but where this is not possible our team of specialist Chartered Surveyors will provide further advice on whether to take the case to the Local Valuation Tribunal where required.
We have secured savings for individual clients in excess of £100,000 in both the hotel and large industrial sectors in particular. Confidence in our performance is shown through our commitment to performance related fees.
If you would like to discuss this service further, please do not hesitate to contact us.