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BUSINESS RATES  -  BEWARE OF COWBOYS

BUSINESS RATES - BEWARE OF COWBOYS

Steve Smith, 7th April 2017

The Valuation Office has now completed its update of rateable
values for all business premises as part of the 2017 revaluation and
occupiers of business premises will have recently received their new rateable values, which come into effect 1st April 2017, with their rates bills.

If you believe that the amount you will now be paying for your
business rates is too high, it is possible to make an appeal against the assessment.  Care must be had, however, when considering this and Stephen Smith of Fraser Wood, leading Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors based in Walsall, said “there are a lot of cowboys out there who promise companies that they can save them thousands of pounds by appealing against their business rates for an upfront fee.   Then after the fee has been paid by the
Company, nothing is heard further from these so-called Rating
Experts.  We never request any money upfront for making an
appeal and our fee is solely based upon a percentage of the amount that we were able to save on behalf of the client.”

For further advice contact:  Steve Smith or Steven Johnson at
Fraser Wood on  01922 629000.


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