Experts in reducing
Your business rates

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We recognise that the Industrial & Logistic sector is often penalised by unfair and unwarranted Non-Domestic Rating increases, and a severe absence of Government relief.



Whether you’re a landlord or tenant in the corporate or public sector, a local business or an international brand, our experienced negotiators will help you secure the best rating valuation for your office space.



Our specialists help the public sector organisations maximise available costs and reduce costs without impacting their ability to satisfy their statutory duty, be that running an effective Local Authority, provision of healthcare and education, or other public sector services.



With our recognised and dedicated team of specialist hotel surveyors, we are recognised as one of the industry’s leading full-service advisors to the hotel sector.



The retail sector has undergone significant structural changes as consumers' shopping habits continue to evolve in the multi-channel world we now live in.

Why choose
hampton lovett?

We combine the skills of some of the country’s most experienced commercial property experts with a relentless drive to help our clients improve their business’ cash flow.

We pride ourselves on our fresh, friendly and professional approach, and putting our customers at the heart of our vision.

Many of our clients tell us that the service they have experienced from other Rating Surveyors has been below standard, whereas Hampton Lovett have exceeded their expectations.




Offices, GP/Dental Surgeries
Shops, Pubs

If a property, or any part of it, is used for commercial purposes there will be a requirement to pay Business Rates.

In the majority of cases, Business Rates are the second highest liability faced by companies operating in England and Wales, which is why it is vital to establish whether the Rateable Value of a premises is correct and fair. Contact us to find out how much we can reduce your costs by.


Your business can benefit from our extensive experience in lease restructuring, focused on assisting both Tenant and Landlord in achieving their long-term goals.

Our specialist lease restructuring team understands the difficulties posed by the upward only nature of rent reviews and negotiate between Landlord and Tenant to achieve the right outcome for both parties.

Our professional surveyors are experts at overcoming difficult, inflexible lease terms to reduce rental overheads. We take the time to assess the nature of a company, look at its current financial standing and take its long-term plan into account to provide a truly bespoke service based on individual needs.


Business Rate Factors To COnsider

There are various factors which are taken into account when your Business Rates bill is calculated by the Valuation Office Agency. The Business Rates you pay are based on all of the factors below, but the only one of these that can be challenged is the Rateable Value.

Business Rate (1)

The total number of days within the business rate year for which you are responsible for the property

Business Rate (4)

Rateable Value (RV): This is an assessment made by the VOA

Business Rate (3)

Uniform Business Rate (UBR): This is a multiplier set by central Government UK wide and will vary depending on the size and location of the business

Business Rate (2)

Transitional surcharge/relief or other supplements; such as Cross Rail contribution

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business rate experts!

We not only submit the relevant paperwork and supporting documentation but, most importantly, provide detailed evidence and use our extensive knowledge of relevant case law to negotiate with the VOA and secure the best results. We will compile a comprehensive report for you at the conclusion of your appeal.

A Word Of Caution

We are not able to attempt the appeal on multiple times. We do have to wait a period of 6 months between each attempt at the Challenge. We are required to submit a check prior to each Challenge being carried out.


Read our latest news articles:

ATMs not liable for additional business rates, Supreme Court rules

20TH MAY 2020 – THE SUPREME COURT HAS RULED THAT ATMS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ADDITIONAL BUSINESS RATES. There has been a long-running dispute with major supermarkets concerning business rates and ATM machines. The landmark decision follows an appeal by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) against a decision in November 2019 in which the Court…


Revaluation Postponement – Reaction

ELEVATED BILLS IN THE WAKE OF THE PANDEMIC The government decision to postpone the overhaul of business rates will expose some of the industries most acutely affected by the coronavirus pandemic to yet another year of elevated bills. The revaluation of business rates, due to take place next year in England, will instead be put…


Analysis Shows Midlands and North Most at Risk

BUSINESS RATES SCANDAL AS NORTH AND MIDLANDS SHOULDER HIGHEST BURDEN AND ‘OFFICIALLY NEED HELP’ MPs are calling for Business Rates to be slashed to help struggling shops. Proposals have been made for a cut to help protect retailers across the UK. Such a move offers potential to help create thousands of new retail jobs in…