Our team is proud to be able to support Ratepayers with every aspect of the Valuation Office Agency's Check Challenge Appeal process. Subject to criteria we can still claim back overpayments since 1st April 2017 as well as work on the 2023 rating list. Find out more here.
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.
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
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.
WE HAVE HELPED BUSINESSES LIKE YOURS SAVE £1000S
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.
The total number of days within the business rate year for which you are responsible for the property
Rateable Value (RV): This is an assessment made by the VOA
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
Transitional surcharge/relief or other supplements; such as Cross Rail contribution
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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
The Law forbids multiple Challenges on the same grounds. There are often several grounds which can be used to submit a Challenge, but we cannot submit multiple Challenges at the same time. We are required to submit a Check prior to each Challenge being carried out.
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