Business Rates Recovery

We provide the following services:
  • Identifying and recovering overpayments and credits on account
  • Assessing whether rates have been correctly calculated
  • Ensuring all available “reliefs” have been applied
  • Appealing Rateable Values.

Once we have reviewed and analysed the company’s business rates accounts, we verify whether any overpayments have been made to the specific Billing Authorities.  We also identify any credits on the accounts and opportunity to appeal against Rateable Values. Where either is identified, we approach the Billing Authority to secure & recover the credit.

We use the rate accounts to ensure that all appropriate “reliefs” have been applied to each property within the portfolio. This can lead to mistakes being identified, which we address on behalf of the client.

PHD have worked with Insolvency Practitioners at companies including KPMG, FRP, Duff & Phelps, Alix Partners and RSM on the Administrations of Patisserie Valerie, Saltrock, Feather & Black, Austin Reed, Jones the Bootmaker, Henri Lloyd, Jaeger on the historic audit of the business rates accounts to identify and secure refunds.

Undertaken on a “no win no fee basis” we have been successful in recovering over £1.2 million for our clients over the last 3 years. Our dedicated business rates specialist has over 40 years experience in the industry and a proven track record of making recoveries.