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


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"We have dealt with Wilks Head and Eve LLP since 2006, during which time they have provided London Borough of Barking & Dagenham with excellent support in our annual revaluations of all of our operational, non-operational, investment properties and HRA dwellings asset portfolios. Not only do they provide a great service with regards to our annual revaluations in delivering the valuations on time and in a manner that is easy to use and understand, but also deal with and respond to any of our auditor queries in a very professional and timely manner. They also provide us with insurance valuations from time to time. They have been very reasonably priced, and always do exactly what we ask of them. I can confidently recommend Wilks Head and Eve LLP as a solid and reliable company, and experts in their field."

Principal Accountant, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

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"Sandwell first appointed WHE in 2000 to do asset valuations and challenge rating assessments for council occupied properties. They performed so well that they are still our chosen advisors and we have just renewed their appointment for a further five years. Because Sandwell provides support to the West Midlands Fire Service, WHE do the same work for them. The work is complex and requires both of us to work as a team. That is one of the strengths of the firm. The distance between the Midlands and London seems very small because WHE communicate very well and have taken the time and effort to learn about our towns, buildings and property market. WHE have excellent professional and technical knowledge. They are active in professional bodies and industry working groups. That detailed insight into new issues has greatly helped us cope with changes to regulations on asset valuations and rating assessments."

Principal Asset Surveyor, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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"From our initial meeting it was clear that WHE have a thorough understanding of CIPFA and RICS Red Book requirements but also they demonstrate very practical experience of looking at the way our existing data is held and taking data for use by WHE. This was a remarkably painless exercise. We also appreciated their advice on what parts of the portfolio we needed to revalue this year bearing in mind the issues that external auditors concentrate on. Since we commissioned WHE our experience has been that inspections were arranged very quickly and efficiently and they work hard to get valuations back to us within timescale. The inevitable queries are dealt with extremely quickly. What stands out for us is that it does not take long to realise that WHE have the deep understanding of what is required in producing valuations for local authority accounts. It has been refreshing to be able to talk about valuation issues to people who are so obviously specialists in this area of work."

Principal Surveyor, Cambridgeshire County Council

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"Wilks Head & Eve have been acting for both the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales & North Wales Fire and Rescue Service since 2009 in respect of annual Asset Valuations as well as undertaking annual end of year Impairment Reviews. The team at Wilks Head & Eve are all very knowledgeable in the field of Asset Valuation but particularly in respect of our property types which are of a very specialist nature. We found the services of WHE invaluable when componentisation was introduced in 2010/11 and were able to provide advice which satisfied our Auditors. We find that they are an efficient and reliable source of professional advice and their ability to meet our needs, occasionally with very tight deadlines, forms part of the vital service that they provide to us. We have complete confidence in WHE and would be happy recommend their services to other Fire Services and Police Forces."

Finance & Resources, North Wales Police & Fire

Leicester City Council
"We have used Wilks Head & Eve, following a tender process, for a number of years to forecast the losses on our rating appeals, which has helped us complete the NNDR 1 and NNDR 3 returns, as well as for budget preparation. They provide this information in a format that is easy to understand and with all the back-up reports, which supports the audit due to the methodology they have applied. They do this through a full review of the rating list, past trends, current and future likely appeals, all with significant valuer input. We normally request the details for losses on appeals on quarterly basis and receive the details in very good time, usually within two weeks. The team at WHE are also always available to help us with any queries that may arise in relation to their forecast and for any ad hoc rating or valuation matters."

Ashok Thakrar IRRV (Hons), BSc Econ (Hons) Revenues & Benefits Manager, Leicester City Council

Hinckley Squash & Racketball
"I would like to take this final opportunity to thank Roger and the rest of the team for working with us and for all their expertise in achieving a positive outcome on both occasions. We have been thrilled with the results and with the hard work, diligence and knowledge delivered by Roger and the team. "

Cath Brown

Derby City Council
"Derby City Council recently entered into its second contract with Wilks, Head & Eve to provide rate finder and appeals forecasting services. Procuring these services has provided DCC with the re-assurance it needs to ensure that both its business rates base and appeals provision are accurate and complete. Further, the methodology and information supplied for appeals forecasting, has proved invaluable in providing the necessary assurance to the Council’s external auditors, Ernst & Young "

John Massey, Head of Revenues, Benefits & Exchequer Services