The Valuation Office Agency maintain the rateable values of all properties in England and Wales.
The local authority charge you for business rates based upon a percentage of the rateable value. Currently 43.2%.
You can appeal your rateable value by lodging an appeal with the valuation office.
The local authority will then charge you based upon the appealed rateable value!
The main areas of appeal relate to
An incorrect valuation in the records of the valuation office – this means the local authority might be charging you the WRONG amount!
There are many areas why the valuation might be wrong but the main areas of contention are usually
Floor area calculations. The valuation office frequently have the wrong figures!
Tone of Value – this is where they compare your property to others of similar nature in the location. But they often make mistakes!
Secret discounts! – after the tone and areas are agreed the valuation officer can agree to make discounts based on things like poor access, usability etc
We can make your appeal for you and make sure that the valuation office have got their figures right.
If you would like us to sort your rating appeal let us know by filling in your details below and we will get in touch to discuss how we think we can help.