Leigh W Franklin FRICS IRRV
I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
and a Corporate member of the Institute of Revenues Rating
and Valuation. I have been involved with business rates valuations
and appeals for some 25 years including 7 years with the Valuation
Business rates are often one of your highest annual overheads.
Every non-domestic property has a rateable value which can
be appealed at any time between 1st April 2010 and 31st March
In most cases only one appeal is permitted so it is advisable
to use an experienced rating surveyor. It is essential that
a full survey and valuation are initially undertaken to establish
whether or not an appeal is appropriate.
This appraisal is completely free of charge. A one-off fee
is payable only when the appeal process is complete and the
client has received their refund/credit from the rating authority.