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Wilks Head & Eve LLP,
3rd Floor
55 New Oxford Street,
London, WC1A 1BS

Property Rating

Wilks Head & Eve are one of the longest-established independent practices specialising in the area of rating.

Public sector rating advice

We currently work with over 100 local authorities across the whole of the UK to appeal and advise on business rates.

Central Government framework

Recent changes in government policy concerning the uses of revenue from business rates mean that local authorities may now wish to become more closely involved in the management of their rating lists. Wilks Head & Eve are experts in advising local authorities on income maximisation through this new avenue of rating and rates retention, and we can help guide you through the complexities of the issues concerned.

Private sector rating advice

As annual rate liability can equate to around 50% of the market rent of a property, companies will want to be sure that they are paying the correct level of rates. It therefore makes sense to obtain professional advice on the matter. Assisted by our legacy record and reporting system, significant savings have been achieved, sometimes backdated over many years.

We can also give expert advice on negotiation with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), and advise on matters including:

  • Appeals
  • Reliefs – mandatory & discretionary
  • Empty property advice & mitigation
  • Valuation methodology
  • Valuation Tribunal expert witness and case presentation
  • Upper Chamber (Lands Chamber) expert witness work

As rating services can be commissioned by both property occupiers and other interested parties, we are alive to issues surrounding conflicts of interest, and we always ensure that sound guidelines are followed to prevent such conflicts.

If you would like to obtain a quote or enquire about any of our services, please call or email us today on:

idewar@wilks-head.co.uk

020 7637 8471

Our staff will be happy to answer any questions or put you in touch with a specialist partner who will advise you further.