Business rates are covered by an increasingly complex and legislative framework.

In Scotland, there are very strict time-limits available to challenge assessments. Unfortunately, even if the rateable value applied to your property is too high, it does not mean that you will have an automatic right to challenge the assessment.

Appeal regulations in the remainder of the UK are less stringent, allowing greater opportunity to review and correct wrong rates assessments.

We can provide expert advice and guidance on all areas of the appeal process from establishing if you have a valid appeal right through to lodging and negotiating appeals on your behalf.

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Opportunities to challenge your assessment will include;

  • A revised Revaluation Rateable Value (the next being 1st April 2017),
  • If you acquire new property,
  • If you alter your property,
  • If the Assessor/ VOA issues you with an altered rateable value
  • There has been a material change affecting your property, such as roadworks, scaffolding, or any event that affects the value of your property.

This list is not exhaustive and we would be happy to provide advice based on your individual circumstances.

Unfortunately, even if you have a valid appeal right, there is no guarantee of achieving a rates saving. We will provide you with free, honest and impartial advice on your rates assessment and the scope for a reduction. We will not charge you for initial advice or even for lodging an appeal on your behalf.