CHALLENGE

  • Carry out inspections and investigations to the extent necessary to undertake a rating valuation which is professionally adequate for its purpose.
  • Making proposals when required.
  • Negotiate with the Valuation Officer and settle the appeals.
  • Calculating estimates of rate liability.
  • Advice on action required to minimise rate liability.
  • Examine historical payments record to identify instances where overpayments in rates occurs. • Provide regular, detailed reporting, making sure all payments are traceable against individual properties.
  • Identification of the potential for reduced business rate charges via the examination of computed rate charges, payments and other sources of information relating to business rates assessments to produce ‘virtual’ demand notices.
  • Preparation and submission of detailed compliance and audit claims to billing authorities regarding business rate reliefs, credits, write-offs, exemptions and allowances.
  • Manage the payment of non-domestic rates on over 6000 properties.
  • Ensure only correct demands get paid and that refunds and interest are recovered promptly.
  • Provide regular, detailed reporting, making sure all payments are traceable against individual properties.

STRATEGY

  • Provides a comprehensive, integrated business rates service, including challenging business rate valuations, manage the payment of rate bills and examining historical business rate records for evidence of overcharging.

SERVICES

  • Rating valuation service that challenges business rate valuations. Accurates Audit service that forensically examines historic  rate liabilities and recovers substantial sums in overpaid business rates and Rate Account Management service where we combine our expertise in rating and management accounts, so we can manage the payment of non domestic rates.

RESULTS

  • A successful start to this project and the client is very pleased with the progress made by Colliers/Accurates and especially the high level savings that we have achieved.