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"Our philosophy is simple – if you’re using a building for non-domestic purposes, we can help you overcome your business rates challenges."

Many businesses will be considering how the next revaluation will affect the amount they pay in rates from April 2017. There are approximately 1.9 million separate rating assessments in England We have 18 PAI member firms dedicated to delivering expert advice on this subject.

Our national network assists with the exchange of information, which underpins solid rating advice. This means the level of assessment is determined by a hypothetical rental value at a fixed valuation date, in accordance with the definitions of all relevant legislation.

Mitigation of exposure to business rates is vital to the efficient running of any business occupying property in the UK, and our expertise covers:

  • Advice on appeal actions
  • The appeal process (including ‘check, challenge, appeal’)
  • Preparing and presenting evidence at valuation and upper tribunals etc
  • Reliefs, exemptions and supplements
  • Empty rates mitigation
Our close, cross-discipline network allows for the smooth flow of rental and cost information, meaning that we are able to advise – or refer advice – regardless of location and property type. Examples include:
  • Offices
  • Shops and shopping centres
  • Warehouses and factories
  • Car parks
  • Hotels and public houses
  • Self-storage facilities
  • Hospitals and daycare centres
  • Museums
  • Airports
For further information on how PAI can help you, please contact your local member firm. For national enquiries, contact:

Sector Lead:

Brian Rees

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020 7367 5538

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