Business Rates

This property tax represents a major overhead for many occupiers and owners, although it’s a cost that so can often be reduced over the Rating Revaluation cycle.

Business rates are based on a hypothetical rental value. We can help you to identify the potential for reducing your rating assessment and overall rates liability; our expertise considers the valuation basis applied by the Valuation Officer, floor areas, internal or external factors (such as building work nuisances), as well as exploring the potential for relief angles.

We apply professional integrity to the rating advisory work we undertake for our clients, allied with a performance-related ethos associated with any formal action.

The 2017 Rating Revaluation period now extends over 5 years, up to 31 March 2022. For more information on the current Revaluation, click on the link below.

2017 Rating Revaluation

Our Business Rates Services cover

Business Rates Mitigation
Rates Payment Management
Business Rates Auditing

For further information on business rates 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.