2010 Not That Far Ahead
Duncan Wisbey in the Cambridge office is urging businesses to think local when it comes to considering the forthcoming business rates revaluation, which will come into effect from 1 April 2010. The new rateable values will be published by the Valuations Office Agency (VOA) this September. Historically, every five years, when the new rateable values are published or come into effect, a mini-industry of ‘ratings cowboys’ is spawned which encourages businesses to appeal against the new revaluation regardless of whether or not an appeal would be valid. Carter Jonas’ commercial experts have a track record of successful appeals against unfair valuations and while this is due in no small part to professional expertise, there is also no beating local knowledge when it comes to making the kind of evidence-based case on which the VOA makes its appeal judgment. For further information, please contact Duncan Wisbey on 01223 346624.