Business Rates

Non-domestic business rates are a controversial tax on the occupation of any commercial premises. For offices, retail and some industrial assessments the rates payable are calculated using the Uniform Business Rates Multiplier and valuations are based on fragmented rental evidence. 

For hotels, pubs, leisure properties and certain industrial and agricultural assessments the rateable value is often determined using figures from the turnover or output. 

The Valuation Office frequently does not have accurate local rental evidence and to a greater extent does not know how much your business is turning over which means it falls to either the ratepayer or their agent to formally challenge and correct the assessment.

The Valuation Office has made it more and more difficult in recent years to appeal and reduce business rates. In response, CPRA has designed what we believe to be the most efficient process within the market to mitigate business rates as quickly as possible and generate the biggest savings. We are experts in dealing with the complexities of the 2017-23 “Check, Challenge, Appeal” rating system.

We employ regional rating surveyors across the country who provide local knowledge and expertise. Our surveyors have had exceptional careers and are innovators within their chosen niches such as Hotels, Cinemas, Serviced Apartments, Nurseries, Car Showrooms, Golf Courses, Pubs, Retail and Offices. Our rating team has a combined experience of over 100 years spanning across several rating lists. We have been extremely successful in reducing business rates for virtually every property type with our clients usually saving between 10 – 100%.

We charge a percentage of any savings secured if we are successful and no upfront fees. Our team manages the entire business rates reduction process which begins with a desktop review or inspection of the premises to find out if it has been over-assessed. 

If you wish to arrange a meeting with one of our rating team, or if you would like to discuss your business rates in more detail over the phone, you can give us a call on 020 7770 8000 or leave a message by clicking Contact Us.

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