Appeal your Business Rates Assessment
Want to challenge your business rates assessment? Our business rates experts have an excellent track record in helping businesses appeal their rating assessment.
On 1 April 2023 the Government introduced the delayed Rating Revaluation, replacing the 2017 Rating List. It is based on an antecedent valuation date of 1 April 2021. We are currently and will continue to review the 2023 Rating List to advise clients of errors and whether appeals should be pursued.
The Check Challenge Appeal system introduced for the 2017 revaluation will continue for businesses wishing to challenge rating assessments considered excessive.
We understand how daunting the Valuation Office Agency’s Check Challenge Appeal process can be. It requires significant input from businesses right from the outset of the process. The process has been further complicated by the Valuation Office Agency reducing the number of experienced staff tasked with both the preparation and maintenance of an accurate Rating List. It therefore remains important to obtain advice on the validity of an assessment.
We have supported many businesses through the Check Challenge Appeal process and can therefore help guide you each step of the way.
We can also represent you at national level negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency to ensure that your interests are best represented. We are highly experienced in appearing before Magistrates Courts as expert witness and the Valuation/Upper Chambers in respect of valuation issues. This experience is increasingly important as this area of surveying is becoming more litigious.