Why use a rating advisor?
A Rating advisor will help a ratepayer plan for April 2021, including understanding options for rates relief that may apply to their business, and examining their options of appeal.
There are numerous rates reliefs available, and the reliefs are in many instances inter-linked and unique to the individual occupier. It is therefore important for ratepayers to seek advice to ensure they are receiving all that they are entitled to, in the same way as any individual or company would seek tax advice.
It is also important for ratepayers to have their business rates bills checked by a Rating advisor. The calculation shown on the bill is rarely wrong but the assumptions made by the Local Authority can be incorrect, giving rise excessive bills.
Appeal grounds range from incorrect floor areas, excessive values per square metre or a need to reflect property specific disadvantages, to physical changes to a property or its locality, a need to merge / split assessments or in some instances a need to reduce the value to £zero.