Saving your business money and recovering overpaid business rates

Business rates appeals are complicated, but can result in significant property cost savings.

With our specialist knowledge in a range of property types and how to navigate through constantly changing business rates legislation, we can provide a comprehensive strategy to protect your financial interests and improve profitability.

We have clients in many business sectors and consistently reduce and recover their business rates outgoings.


Business Rate Relief Experts

Business Rates represents a significant overhead for any commercial occupier and can affect profitability. As a property tax that is based on market rental value, you must have an advisor in place to help ensure that you are not overpaying.

The economic environment is constantly changing with an evolving business rates system, but it is important to review all opportunities to mitigate liability and adopt a strategy appropriate to the situation to maximise savings. This can involve appeals against the ‘Rateable Value’ and/or challenges to the rate bills calculations.

Whether your property is vacant, undergoing works or at full capacity, we can look at your business rates relief.


  • “We are impressed with the service that Aitchison Raffety has provided, taking us through this complex area and delighted with the level of savings indeed. We are very grateful, thank you.”

  • “We are delighted with the professional service that Aitchison Raffety provided, navigating us through the complex world of business rates. Setting out and explaining what was achievable and delivering an outcome that more than matched our expectations. The result was invaluable to our business and ongoing development.”

  • “It was a pleasure to work with Aitchison Raffety and I found them extremely knowledgeable and professional at all times. This culminated at the tribunal when their presentation and response under questioning was extremely slick. They prepared me well for my own evidence and cross examination. Overall, a sterling job.”


Reducing the risk of overpaying your property tax

We offer a range of services relating to business rates relief from calculating your budget, managing the appeal and disruption service (if required) through to performing complete 360 reviews.

In our safe hands, we’ll guide you through the process and make what can seem complicated, seamless.

Simplifying Commercial Business Rates Relief

We review and advise on all Business Rates correspondence from the Valuation Office Agency or your Local Authority and will assist in completing any statutory documentation that you receive to ensure that the information provided is accurate.

  • Reduce your risk of overpaying for bills.
  • Minimise any unnecessary property costs and billing errors.
  • Helping you budget your property for the long term.
  • Managing any business rates relief and disruption appeals.
  • Understanding the complicated jargon and keeping our knowledge up to date, so you don’t need to.

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