Allsop’s Business Rate specialists ensure that all avenues to reduce rates liabilities are pursued. Offering services to both property owners and occupiers.

What are Business Rates?

Business rates are a commercial property tax, payable by property owners and occupiers. The amount payable will depend on the “rateable value” of the property, which is broadly based on the hypothetical annual market rent value. It is payable whether the property is occupied, empty, or undergoing redevelopment.


What you should do when  your annual rates bill arrives

If you are a property occupier, owner or developer of an empty building then you are well aware that the 1st April brings your new business rates bill.

It is important not to overlook the detail as there is potential to make vast savings on your bill if you believe you might qualify for exemptions / reliefs / nil rating.

We have put together a guide of our Top five recommendations for what to do when your rate bill arrives, to help you know what to keep an eye out for.

If you think your rate bill is incorrect it probably is! We recommend that you seek specialist rating advice as early intervention is crucial to avoid unnecessary and onerous charges.

Get in touch with us for a free appraisal. It’s simple – complete your contact details on the ‘Enquire Now’ form below and upload your new rate bill. We can then fact-check it, assess whether or not savings can be made and if there are – advise you on the most efficient risk adverse course of action.

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Why choose Allsop Business Rates?

For over 70 years we have been helping businesses reduce their business rates bills.

Unlike many firms we don’t attempt to handle instructions in all the various different property sectors that exist in the UK.  Instead we focus our work in those areas where we are recognised as specialists.

We believe that our true sector specific expertise enables us to give clients the best advice and secure the maximum savings. For occupiers, we specialise in minimising rates liabilities on office and retail premises and for property owners, we are the market leaders in extinguishing rating void costs for new and redevelopment schemes. Our clients range from some of the UK’s best known companies to an increasingly diverse selection of overseas investors and high-net-worth individuals.

Specialists within the team have experience on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Rating and Local Taxation Policy Panel and currently chair The Rating Surveyors Association Retail Panel.

Meet the Business Rates team

Robert Sherwill


Business Rates


Ken Duguid

Consultant Special Projects

Business Rates

Jenni Parlour

Senior Surveyor

Business Rates


Natasha McEntee

Senior Surveyor

Business Rates

Emily Taylor


Business Rates


Josh Ware

Trainee Surveyor

Residential Valuation

Nicholas Dudzinski


Business Rates

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