• Walthers & Cohen architects


    Savings over £25,000 RV

    Walthers & Cohen architects,

    RV reduced from £51,000 to £39,500

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  • LFH Brand Identity and Heavenly


    Savings over £234,000 RV combined

    LFH Brand Identity and Heavenly,

    Rate reductions for two occupants
    £157,000 - £121,000 and
    £158,000 - £121,000

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  • Peters & Peters


    Savings over £46,000 RV

    Peters & Peters, London, EC4A

    Peters & Peters Solicitors occupy several floors within a prestigious refurbished office building in the City.

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  • Property Investor


    Savings over £17,000 RV

    Property Investor, City Road, London, EC1

    £63,500RV reduced to £46,000RV
    £25,000RV reduced to £21,500RV

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  • Rathbone Brothers PLC


    Savings over £400,000 RV

    Rathbone Brothers PLC, Curzon Street, London, W1J 5HD

    Empty Rates Applications

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  • CSL-The correct prescription


    Lease Renewal

    CSL-The correct prescription, Haywards Heath

    Client lease renewal for office property in Hayward's Heath

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Offices Overview

Offices are valued at their rental value on 1 April 2008. We base the valuation on your size by calculating the Net Internal Area (NIA). We only value the net usable space as defined by the RICS Code of Measuring Practice. We exclude common/shared areas, corridors, stairs cases and toilets etc.

The value to be applied to each square metre is based on the open market rental value of your office in 2008. The values come from local office market rental evidence in 2008 comprising new lettings, lease renewals and rent reviews. The Valuation Office Agency initially assesses which value is appropriate to you and publishes 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 thought I would take this opportunity to write, to thank you for your assistance with our recent rate demand and your subsequent dealings with the Valuation Office.

It was a relief to be able to pass the problem and resulting negotiations over to you to deal with, especially as I knew I would be benefitting from your wealth of knowledge in this area.

I will be pleased to recommend you and the services of Vail Williams, in particular to my clients who as you know often have rating issues with their vacant properties across the country.

Once again, thanks for a satisfactory conclusion”

Shaun Miller, Managing Director - Secure Site UK Limited

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