Allsop are recognised specialists in the retail sector achieving substantial savings for shop, café and restaurant operators nationwide in town centres, shopping centres and out of town retail parks.

We can help to analyse your rateable values and lodge appeals to ensure that all avenues to reducing rates liabilities are pursued. We only charge a fee if an appeal is successful. We have successfully represented retailers ranging from independent traders to large multiple retailers.

How we can help

If your property is: What we can do:
Overpriced We can appeal your rateable value and reduce it to the correct level
Disturbed by works We can appeal on account of disturbance from nearby works
Vacating / occupying Secure reduction on account of phased occupation / vacation
Potentially overpaid Audit your rate payments / reliefs / exemptions to secure savings

Experience led

Our team of  business rate specialists have over 70 years of experience and include

  • The Chairman of London’s Oxford Street Rates Committee for over 20 years
  • The Chairman of the influential Rating Surveyors Association Retail Panel which has established the framework facilitating the effective negotiation of appeals with the Government’s Valuation Office in the main 400 retailing locations in the country
  • Lead member of the body coordinating rate appeal negotiations on shops nationwide
  • The founder of the successful UK scheme used to identify rates savings on shops

Negotiation led

Allsop have led the appeal negotiations with the Valuation Office in many of the main retailing locations in the UK including Westfield London and Oxford Street, London.

Innovation led

In 1999 Allsop founded the successful UK scheme used by the leading rating agents to identify adverse changes affecting town centres. We continue to run this scheme which identifies over 100 potential rates saving situations each year.

Changes to town centres can lead to substantial rate savings.  We constantly look for opportunities to reduce retailers business rates, identifying where changes to town centres can lead to substantial rate savings.

Meet the Business Rates team

Richard Bourchier


Lease Advisory &
Business Rates


Robert Sherwill


Business Rates


James Acock


Lease Advisory &
Business Rates


Aoife Broderick


Business Rates


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