Business Rates

We provide expert advice and a proactive approach in order to minimise your business rates bills 

Paul Rabbette Ltd. has grown to become one of the country’s most respected firms of Business Rates surveyors. We combine in-depth market research with excellent negotiating skills and a comprehensive understanding of the relevant law, with decades of experience, to provide our clients with truly best in class advice. Put simply, if we can’t reduce your business rates liability then no one can. 

In our opinion the best way to ensure that your business rates liability is a low as possible is by inspecting and valuing your property prior to lodging an appeal.

The reason that we have such a high success rate (over 95%) is that we only appeal properties that have genuine opportunities to result in savings. This approach not only maximises efficiency, it also means that those properties that are underassessed do not have their Rateable Value increased by the Valuation Office Agency.

If you would like some examples of the results that we have achieved for our clients recently please click the link to send us an email request.

Our service includes:

  • Advising you on how to reduce your business rates liability
  • Managing the whole appeal process on your behalf
  • Negotiating with the Valuation Office
  • Offering budgetary forecasting
  • Pursuing your case to Valuation Tribunal if necessary
  • Advising on the merits of applying for rate relief when the opportunities arise
  • Helping to reduce liabilities for all types of empty property
  • Ensuring that the effects of building, infrastructure or road works in the locality are considered in your rating liability
  • Undertaking historic rates audits on your properties.

We have experience with all types of property from offices, shops and factories, to car showrooms, marinas, stud farms, leisure facilities and many others besides. Our surveyors regularly appear at Valuation Tribunals, as well as presenting at industry seminars.

The rent payable can be significant in determining your rateable value. This is often overlooked when negotiations with the landlord or his surveyor take place.


2010 Rating List

We are continuing to pursue appeals against historic rates liabilities for our clients. There are also a significant number of cases that we will be taking up on our clients' behalf following the proposed change post Mazars (The Staircase Tax).

2017 Rating List

We have been very proactive with the new Check Challenge Appeal system and have many clients who have registered on the Government Gateway that are starting to benefit already from reductions in Rateable value for the whole of the 2017 Rating List.

Key Contact

Paul Rabbette, MRICS
Managing Director
Head Office
01386 710100

Kit Rabbette, MRICS
Bristol Office
01173 018567
The average saving per successful appeal
Over the last year, our successful appeals have resulted in average reductions of 22.3%
  • 22.3%
  • 13.5%
  • 3.6%
Over 95% of our appeals result in real savings