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Our Rating team is led by Simon Lees. Together the team have over 40 years of specialist experience in the field.

Appeals against underlying Rateable Values

  • appeals against rating assessments
  • negotiation of appeals with the Valuation Office Agency
  • representation at Valuation Tribunal
  • checking rate demands for errors
  • advising on potential for business rate relief
  • providing projected liabilities to 2015
  • completion of statutory documents

Appeals for a temporary reduction in assessment

  • building works nearby or within the property
  • crossrail works
  • accessibility affected by roadworks or changes in transport provision

Empty rate relief

  • obtaining relief if accommodation is underutilised or vacated (in whole or in part) on a permanent or temporary basis
  • relief in situations of a phased occupation or vacation
  • intermittent occupation schemes if a property is vacant for a long term period

Property undergoing works or in a state beyond economic repair

  • deleting the assessment or reducing the rateable value to a nominal figure.

Rate Payment Management – our service gives clarity and certainty

  • For clients with a portfolio of properties the handling of rate payments can be time consuming, costly and often done incorrectly. Our Rate Payment Management service enables the outsourcing of the entire rate payment function. Our service ensures that the correct amounts are paid and removes the administrative burden of dealing with the payments

Get in touch with us on: 020 7183 8242

Key contact

Over 100 years of combined experience
in dealing with commercial property.

BGL Partners

120 Marylebone Lane

T: 020 7183 8242