In today’s difficult economic climate companies and individuals are constantly reviewing their outgoings, of which Business Rates (or Non-Domestic Rates) is one of the largest. However, with recent changes to the appeal system, it is a complicated process to challenge a property’s rateable value, with many finding the new system difficult to navigate.
Brown&Co are pleased to launch a new Business Rates service headed up by Steven Bicknell who has joined the Firm from the Valuation Office Agency and has 31 years of experience in this specialist area. Steven brings with him a vast wealth of knowledge and experience.
As well as making an appeal on your behalf, he can give advice on all aspects of Non-Domestic Rating including: -
• Temporary relief for property undergoing refurbishment.
• Exemption from business rates.
• All types of business rate relief including, Empty Property Relief, Small Business Rate Relief, Transitional Relief and Rural Rate Relief.
Also, there are various things to be aware of under the new Check, Challenge, Appeal process (which is what the appeal system is now called) as each stage has its own certain requirements. It is very easy to compromise your appeal if you miss anything at those stages. This is where Brown&Co can step in.
If you would like a free initial appraisal of your business rates assessment, or require advice on the Check, Challenge, Appeal process, then give Steven a call and talk through your requirements to see if he can help.