Retail Case Studies

Parade of shops, Sunninghill, Berks

RV reduction of 13%

Rateable value reduction of 13% for all businesses along high street

The Pantiles, The Pantiles - Tunbridge Wells

£17,500 reduction in rates liability

National retailer occupying period retail premises, Rateable Value reduced by 15% for masking

Anika News, London

Savings over £7,600 RV

RV reduced from £10,500 to £9,400

Shops affected by building works – Eton Street, Richmond, Richmond upon Thames

-20% reduce the Rateable Values on 6 shops in Eton Street, Richmond-upon-Thames for the effects of building works.

Delamarie Ltd, London

Savings over £14,000 RV

Vail Williams acted as the advisors to this firm based in London, helping them apply for small business rate relief

Jack Wills Ltd- Savings Back In Fashion, Bath

Saving of £3,000 RV

RV reduction of £168,000 to £166,000

Luncinda Ellery Ltd, London

Savings over £55,000 RV

RV reduced from £151,000 to £126,000


“Vail Williams have acted on my behalf, successfully gaining reductions in my business rates for the past three Revaluations.  They always let me know how my appeal is progressing and are quick to respond to any of my concerns.  They have gained reductions for temporary building works as well as general reductions in my assessment.  Their knowledge of Rating Valuation law is excellent and our Valuer at Vail Williams is very personable, I would recommend them to anyone”

Rod Hillier - Beken and Son Photographic Retail

“Vail Williams have been dealing with our south of England rating work since the 2000 rating list was published. We wanted to move away from the big, impersonal firms we had been using before then, and Vail Williams was recommended to us. We gave them the work, and they have been with us through all the subsequent revaluations. We like to deal with small, specialist firms whenever we can and Vail Williams are a great example of why: the personal service, the fast responses to unreasonable questions, the bright ideas and the accessibility of Directors who know both what they are doing and what you need from them. And they are nice guys as well!”

Richard Beamer, Property Management Controller - Comet PLC