We are specialists in
reducing your Council Tax
Results through collaboration
Everyone will be familiar with Council Tax as we all have to pay it!
However, our advice in relation to Council Tax is not just for Acacia Avenue but also extends to the education sector, although there could be implications for estates, hospitals, care homes and possibly some housing associations.
Our advice falls into three main areas, listed below.
Who we are
We are a friendly and approachable firm of Chartered Surveyors, having been established over 25 years ago, working tirelessly to save our clients’ money on their business rates and Council Tax.
What we stand for
Our hallmark is dealing with each job as a bespoke project, starting with its own high-level partner triage, with a surveyor then being tasked with pursuing an appeal where appropriate.
In the background, our administrative team deals with securing any eligible reliefs and rebates – ensuring the clients always comes first.
How can we help?
Simply scan and email over a copy rates bill and we can review your property portfolio on a ‘no obligation’ basis. We will conduct some initial research and let you know our thoughts on the scope to appeal.
1. Bandings and Reliefs
We can review the Bandings for houses, flats and self-contained bedsits within day and boarding schools where the liabilities can often be vast as they don’t receive any mandatory relief, compared with business rates.
We can also review the reliefs that have been granted, to ensure they are in line with your actual occupations.
2. Reconfigure Bandings
It can be beneficial to reconfigure the Bandings of accommodation within a school and we have had success relating to the boundaries between housemaster/mistress and pupil accommodation.
We have also been running test cases to improve the Council Tax position, which shows our determination to secure savings for our Clients in this sector.
3. Rates Management
We manage the payments and reliefs to which a school is entitled but doesn’t always receive.
This provides a facility which stores the requisite information conveniently to liaise more easily with the authorities.
You can even elect to have Demand notices sent to us for approval, to reconcile on your behalf and advise you accordingly.
If you are interested, please contact our team who will be happy to help.