Business Rates Mitigation

Our Business Rates team has extensive knowledge on this property tax gained over many years.

Our rating advisory work involves due diligence and us establishing a detailed understanding of a client’s property interests – for each instruction, we establish the rateable areas, age, specification and way the space is utilised.

We also analyse the rental evidence, prior to making our recommendations and commencing with formal any action or relief application, where appropriate.


Check, Challenge, Appeal (CCA)

A new CCA process for England was introduced in April 2017 and adds greater complexity to that of the previous appeals system.

In addition, ratepayers must now register on the VOA Gateway portal and appoint their professional representative on this system, before any formal action can begin.

As ever, due diligence is a crucial element of any rates mitigation game-plan.

There can be many reasons why your rating assessment and overall liability may be incorrect. The issues cover:

For more information please get in touch.

For further information on business rates mitigation matters, please contact a member of our team on 020 7183 8242

Simon Lees

Partner & Head of Business Rates

Simon is a founding member of BGL Partners and heads...

 

Simon Lees

Position: Partner & Head of Business Rates
Phone: 020 7183 8161
Email: sl@bglpartners.co.uk

Simon is a founding member of BGL Partners and heads the Rating business of the firm. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Paul Acres

Partner

Paul is a partner of the firm and provides specialist...

 

Paul Acres

Position: Partner
Phone: 020 7183 8161
Email: pa@bglpartners.co.uk

Paul is a partner of the firm and provides specialist business rates advice to our clients.

James Knott

Partner

James has over 30 years’ experience in commercial property consultancy,...

 

James Knott

Position: Partner
Phone: 020 7183 8159
Email: jk@bglpartners.co.uk

James has over 30 years’ experience in commercial property consultancy, with a detailed understanding of business rates matters and in helping clients view their commercial space, options and opportunities in a wider strategic context.

Chris Corney

Associate Partner

Chris Corney joined BGL Partners in December 2019 after spending...

 

Chris Corney

Position: Associate Partner
Phone: 020 3867 9980
Email: cc@bglpartners.co.uk

Chris Corney joined BGL Partners in December 2019 after spending almost five years within Cushman & Wakefield’s Statutory Valuations team, in which he specialised in Business Rates and on Compulsory Purchase.

Chris has provided advice in both the public and private sectors nationally, with a particular focus on central London offices.

Whilst his primary expertise lies in the office sector, he has also attained valuable experience within retail and industrial markets, which has included large pharmaceutical sites, trade counter portfolios and even police stations.

He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.