Business Rates

business ratesVirtually all commercial premises, whether occupied or vacant, are subject to a non domestic rate. As a rule of thumb, the annual liability will be in the region of half the property's annual rental value.

A successful rating surveyor combines valuation and negotiation skills with a thorough understanding of the complex legal framework governing business rates.
Simon Alexander has an enviable track record of securing significant reductions for ratepayers nationwide. We strongly represent our clients' interests in negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency and local authorities. We are fully equipped to present cases at both Valuation Tribunal and Lands Tribunal.
Empty Property Rates
Since April 2008, a change in the law has meant owners of vacant property have faced substantial rates liabilities.
In common with much of the property industry, Simon Alexander feels these charges are ill-conceived and harsh. We specialise in advising property owners on strategies for minimising rates liabilities.
We pride ourselves on the innovative approach we take to every area of professional work. Our most recent development is Short Term Occupier brokerage. This unique service matches empty properties to our database of flexible occupiers, to the mutual advantage of both parties. Occupiers benefit from low cost, flexible space, whilst landlords enjoy a rates 'holiday'. To find out more about our Short Term Occupier service, click here.