• Trains 4 U


    Savings over £14,000 RV

    Trains 4 U, St David’s Square, Peterborough

    RV reduced by 26%

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  • Limelight


    Savings over £49,000 RV

    Limelight, Drakes Lane, Boreham, Chelmsford

    45% reduction in RV

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  • Primavera


    Savings over £59,000 RV

    Primavera, Commercial Park, Frome, Somerset

    Valuation Tribunal Decision – RV reduction of £59,000

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  • Wyatt Crocker reduction – in excess of £40,000


    Savings over £40,000 RV

    Wyatt Crocker reduction – in excess of £40,000, Braintree

    Rateable value reduction from £67,000 to £61,700

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  • Selig Sealing Products – Signed, Sealed, Reduced


    Savings over £223,000 RV

    Selig Sealing Products – Signed, Sealed, Reduced, Slough

    RV reduction, from £690,000 to £610,000.

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  • Beaubury Precision Moulds


    Savings over £37,000 RV

    Beaubury Precision Moulds, Beaubury

    RV on industrial property reduced from £111,000 to £98,000

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  • Friar’s Pride


    Savings over £20,000

    Friar’s Pride, Peterborough

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Industrial Overview

What is an industrial property?

“Industrial” covers factories, warehouses, workshops, mills, stores, distribution depots and even railway arches.  This is an important classification as it entitles you to additional benefits such as extended empty rates and a different measuring code.

What are effective grounds to appeal?

  1. My rent is lower than my RV.
  2. My property assessment seems to be based on larger floor areas than I think is correct.
  3. They valued my mezzanine!  They can’t do that, can they?
  4. My Rateable Value has increased is that fair?
  5. Whatever your own reasons are, it will not be “my bins are emptied” or “there is no street lighting on my estate”.

These are a few of the relevant considerations that may suggest you are over-assessed and need to speak to us to get the facts.

We work on a “no win – no fee” basis and we will not start a case unless we believe that you have good grounds to appeal.


“Vail Williams have always provided us with a professional service. The property advice received over the years has been impeccable. Simon's in-depth knowledge, creativity and dedication to the subject matter has always obtained excellent results for our business especially with regards to empty rates and RV's. We were extremely impressed with how Simon handled splitting the business rates for the units at our premises.  We have found Vail Williams to be proactive and efficient with the service they have provided and we can always count on them to deliver. I would personally highly recommend their services to others.”

Hiten Shah - Dynasty Estates

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