Retrospective review of miscalculated bills and overpayments over the past 10 years.
Non domestic or business rates, are a tax on the right to use and occupy commercial property and are based upon rental values. Rating revaluations take place on a five yearly basis and the changes are reflected in the rates that owners and occupiers are required to pay. The last revaluation came into effect on 1 April 2010 based upon rental values as at 2008.
DWA can advise you on the accuracy of your rating valuation and devise an appeal strategy, highlighting opportunities where the greatest savings may be achieved. We will provide advice on rates allocation and help manage your rating appeal and payment processing.
Our Services include:
We appeal on your behalf for a reduction in the liability and negotiate the appeal to a conclusion
Representing you at a Valuation Tribunal/Local Valuation Appeals Panel and if necessary appearing as an expert witness in an appeal to Lands Tribunal
Advising on discretionary & Mandatory relief and exemptions
Maximising business rates allowances or relief
Proactively recovering refunds and negotiating with the Billing Authority on any discrepancies
We take full responsibility for transacting the timely and accurate payment of your rates bills to the local authority
We review your property portfolio and advise you on loner-term strategies that can reduce your overall business rates liability
We will advise on the rating implication of any renewable energy sources implemented in your property portfolio and highlight areas of savings and relief.
Rent reviews are closely linked to Rating as business rates are ultimately based upon the rental value of your property. Our in house team can provide advice based upon years of experience, on the accuracy of your current rent, the scope for reduction if applicable and how to limit the impact at review.
In addition to rent review we offer a comprehensive lease renewal service guiding you through the Landlord and Tenant Act and structuring your new lease on the most favourable terms.