Business Rates

Business Rates are a major overhead for every company in the UK, with complex case law and regulations lying behind each Rates Demand. This system is easily misunderstood and calls for specialist professional advice.

Underwoods’ team of rating surveyors have detailed knowledge, experience and technical expertise in all aspects of rate liability and the appeals process. We have a track record of obtaining substantial savings for clients nationwide.

We are retained by the NFU to advise their members on complex agricultural exemption cases and the rating of Solar Panels and Wind Turbines. Notable success has been achieved in representing our Hotels and Public House clients and we have dealt with appeals on a diverse range of specialist properties such as Flour Mills and Composting Sites as well as traditional shops, offices and industrial premises.

We offer a complete range of services to include:-

  • Appeals against Rateable Values
  • Application of transitional relief
  • Appeals against Completion Certificates
  • Temporary allowances
  • Empty property rates relief
  • Section 44(a) relief
  • Transitional Certificates
  • Charitable reliefs
  • Pursuing Appeals through the Valuation Tribunal and Upper Chamber (Lands Division)
  • Agricultural Exemption

If you require initial advice relating to any business rates issue, then please contact our team on the details below.

Nik Moore
Partner
Andrew Boulter
Consultant