This service does not require a business rates appeal but audits the work of the Valuation Office Agency (VoA), the Billing Authority (BA) and other Rating Agents
Many properties are overvalued. With our software and expertise we can identify where properties are over assessed. By subscribing to a number of data sources and through technology, we are able to map out pricing for comparable properties to highlight where overcharging is occurring.
Incorrect Liability Dates
This tends to be more of a problem for larger portfolios, and happens when separate groups are involved in administering the portfolio. All are experts in their own field but not necessarily in rating and so may not understand the importance of recording and applying the correct dates. As these groups tend to be quite separate from one another, it can lead to communication issues and incorrect information. This often results in our clients paying rates on disposed property which they are not liable for.
Exemptions and Reliefs
The complexity of Business Rates charges have always made them difficult to calculate. This has been further complicated by the large number of reliefs, exemptions and surcharges which have been given increasingly complex criteria to meet. Quite often these are not implemented by a council without an application from the account holder. Even when automatically applied, under-resourced Councils aren't able to invest in technology to do enable it and so many companies are not given the reliefs they are due.
Call us on 0117 3700624 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our Business Rates Audit Service.