• Inchcape plc

    Motor Trade

    £47,000 RV

    Inchcape plc, Maidenbower Business Park, Crawley

    Crawley Audi reduced by 19%, confirmed distinction between class1 and class 2 car showrooms

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  • Cooper BMW

    Motor Trade

    £26,500 RV

    Cooper BMW, Tunbridge Wells

    Car showroom on the North farm Retail Park, Tunbridge Wells

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  • Drift Bridge Ltd

    Motor Trade

    Savings over £90,000 RV

    Drift Bridge Ltd, Walton on Thames

    Surrey car showroom reduced on appeal, unusual first floor showroom and masked car display spaces

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  • Vines BMW

    Motor Trade

    Savings of over £225,000 RV

    Vines BMW, Guildford

    -50% Allowance for refurbishment work

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Motor Trade Overview

Car showrooms are valued at their rental value on 1 April 2008.  The values applied will be influenced by the quality of your showroom, is it of “franchisable quality”?  Is it a multi-dealership?  Has it got petrol filling facilities?  Are you “masked” by another dealership or other occupier?  You may have plant and machinery added to your valuation such as car washes, cctv security systems and car hoists etc.

Primarily the values are driven by the showroom value and the car display space rates.  When we compare one showroom with another we often look at the headline showroom and primary car sales space rates.

The values come from regional market evidence market rental evidence in 2008 comprising new lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews.  The Valuation Office Agency has initially assessed which value is appropriate to you and published your Rateable Value in the Rating List.  As the appellant we must prove that those values and /or floor areas are incorrect.

To do this effectively you need an expert and evidence, it is our role to do this for you.


“I have used Vail Williams on business rates over the years to challenge the business rates on my properties. The advice I have received has been very effective and the fee arrangement makes sure the exercise is cost effective for me. Vail Williams are experts in Rating Valuation work and have consistently provided first class advice, thank-you.”

Mark Williams - Williams Group Ltd, East Farleigh, Kent

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