Pubs Hotels Case Studies

Melville Hotel in Camden, Camden, WC1

Savings of £12,000 RV

A hotel undergoing redevelopment, listed building and a dispute over whether it should be considered vacant for the purposes of empty rates during the building works. Held: The Magistrates Court directed the Council to refund all rates paid during the vacant period and to refund previous Council Tax liability as well.

Abbots Barton hotel, Canterbury

Savings of over £50,000 RV

RV reduced from £104,200 to £88,00

The Bull Inn at Bisham, Bucks, Bisham, Bucks

Savings of £7,000 RV

RV reduced from £98,000 to £55,000

The Bridge Lounge – SE1, Tooley Street, London, SE17

15% reduction in RV

Successful rating appeal and Valuation Tribunal hearing, saving our client £9,000

Kempsford Hotel, Harrow

Savings over £21,000

RV reduced from £34,750 to £22,000


Testimonials

“We contacted Vail Williams for rating valuation advice 18 months ago, from the first meeting their Valuer explained the relationship between our Rateable Value and the trade we produce.

We had one meeting to agree terms, hand over accounts information and Vail Williams served the appeal later that week. After negotiations with the Valuation Office Vail Williams reported an offer to reduce our assessment and advised us on our options whether to accept the offer or present a full case to the Valuation Tribunal.

We chose to proceed to the Valuation Tribunal hearing where Vail Williams looked after all the evidence collation, photographs, written reports and presented our case to the Tribunal members.

We have received clear detailed professional advice throughout the process and we are pleased that our appeal was successful. I would recommend them to anyone!”

Liz Lowndes - The Bridge Lounge

“Thank you for appealing our business rates on our behalf.   Vail Williams dealt with all the negotiations, paperwork and inspections in a highly professional manner. I have calculated that our business rates liability  has been reduced by 21% for five years  due to your determined efforts.   We are highly delighted and it was a pleasure working with you.  Thank you once again  ”

Julie Cowpland - Owner - Powder Mills Hotel

“Thank you for appealing our business rates on our behalf. Vail Williams dealt with all the negotiations, paperwork and inspections in a highly professional manner. I have calculated that our business rates liability has been reduced by 21% for five years due to your determined efforts. We are highly delighted and it was a pleasure working with you.

Thank you once again.”

Julie Cowpland, Owner - Powder Mills Hotel

“Vail Williams advised us throughout the extensive negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency.  They prepared our Statement of Case prior to a Valuation Tribunal hearing; they met us on site to confirm the physical survey details and provided profit and loss analyses.  Ultimately they successfully reduced our Rateable Value by 14½%”

David Titley - Director - The New Holmwood Hotel

“Vail Williams advised us throughout the extensive negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency. They prepared our Statement of Case prior to a Valuation Tribunal hearing, They met us on site to confirm the physical survey details and provided profit and loss analyses. Ultimately they successfully reduced our Rateable Value by 14½%.

Once again many thanks for the excellent job you have done.”

David Titley, Director - The New Holmwood Hotel