We understand that business rates are a major outgoing for many occupiers of commercial property – and Vickery Holman has been working with businesses for over 30 years to help you manage and reduce your business rates.

Understanding business rates is complex – but we’re here to help. Our specialist team of Chartered Surveyors advise on properties including offices, industrial premises, shops, pubs, hotels, self-catering holiday homes and holiday parks and we have the expertise to guide you through all the reliefs and opportunities available to you to minimise your business rates liability. We’ve helped many organisations check their Rateable Value and appeal against incorrect RVs. Until March 31st 2023, we can appeal all the way back to 2017 so it’s worth talking to us sooner rather than later.

Recent successes include:

The merging of several office assessments within a period building, resulting in a saving of over £30,000 for the client.

The removal from the Rating List of an empty office building underdoing conversion to residential accommodation, resulting in a saving of £25,000 for the client.

A successful re-negotiation of a car showroom assessment due to floor area discrepancies, resulting in total savings for the client of £188,500.

The temporary deletion of an assessment from the Rating List during a programme of redevelopment, resulting in a saving of £80,000 for the client.

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How can Vickery Holman help you with Business Rates?

Checking and Challenging your business rates valuation

Representing you throughout the appeal process, including representation at Valuation Tribunal

Advising on mitigating your liability during programmes of redevelopment or refurbishment

Splitting or merging of assessments to minimise rates liability

Minimising your liability on vacant or partially vacant properties

Checking for historic billing errors and identifying overpayments

We are the experts on Business Rates.
Contact us for a no fee initial conversation about your rates.

The Vickery Holman Business Rates Team

Jordan Kennedy
BA (Hons) MSc MRICS IRRV (Hons)​

Vickery Holman works with a wide range of businesses, including:

Holiday parks
Public houses
holiday units
Industrial units
Car showrooms
and Golf courses.

Whatever your business, please contact us to see if we can help you.

“We were delighted with the work done by Vickery Holman regarding a mistake on our business rates rating. Would highly recommend them!”

– Mr David Pooley, Secondhand World

“Vickery Holman acted for us in the re-merging of several rooms and car parking spaces in our Newton Abbot office. After inspection of our property, they highlighted a number of actions that could be taken to reduce our rates. They then submitted the required forms and dealt with the Valuation Office Agency throughout.

Vickery Holman achieved a saving for us of over £5,000 between 2017 and 2019, with a reduced rates bill to come in 2020. We have also got back our small business rates relief entitlement.”

– Charles Darrow, Commercial Property Consultants

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