Business Rates

The go-to team for rating consultancy
14 Offices across Scotland
80 years+ Combined specialist experience

We are one of the leading rating practices in Scotland. We can help if you are looking for advice and support that will help you to navigate the complex world of commercial property rates, reduce your costs and take advantage of any relief schemes or discounts that are available.

Our team has over 80 years of combined experience and has had particular success in business rates appeals. We use our expertise to deliver significant savings to both public and private sector clients. We work on all types of properties ranging from shops and offices to pubs and petrol filling stations.

For more information on the Rateable Value (RV) of your property visit the Scottish Assessors website

Everything we do is designed to add value to your business. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our rating service includes: 

Rating Appeals

We are experts at rating appeals, having dealt with an average of 5,000 appeals at each of the last rates revaluations. We can ensure that your properties’ rateable value is accurate, your rates liability is minimised and that you are paying the correct amount in rates.

Rating Consultancy

Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the Business Rates system, we can provide consultancy advice on all aspects of commercial property rating and keep you up-to-date with all new developments, highlighting opportunities for you to reduce your outgoings.

Vacant Property Rates Relief

You can apply for empty property relief if your commercial property is unoccupied and unfurnished. We can advise you on whether you are eligible for this relief and how much relief you may be due. We can then help you make your claim.

Water & Sewerage Charges

We work with independent consultants to provide expert advice on the charges that should be paid for water and sewerage services delivered to commercial property. We can therefore provide you with a definitive figure of what you should pay. If we think that the charges that you are currently paying are not correct, we can negotiate on your behalf.

Our Expertise

Thanks to our large network of 14 local offices, we are able to offer a unique blend of national coverage coupled with local expertise. Our specialist knowledge of the local property market places us in an extremely advantageous position when negotiating with local rating assessors.

Our teams are all highly trained, with most of our agents registered to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Their expertise and experience means we can provide strategic consultancy advice on all aspects of commercial property rates.

We work on some of Scotland’s most high-profile commercial property transactions, but provide the same high level of service to all our clients big or small. Our corporate resources allow us to work as long-term partners with our clients and help them to achieve their business goals. Each of our local agency teams is fully supported by the resources and expertise of our head office, ensuring the highest standard of service and expertise.

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