Business rates represent a sizeable outgoing for most occupiers of commercial property – but expert knowledge and understanding of this specialised area can improve your cash flow, by minimising both current and future rate liability.
Marston Associates’ focus is to review all aspects that make up the calculation of a liability. Many people believe that the only route to reducing rates is to appeal against the Rateable Value. There are in fact many ways to reduce liabilities, which include considering all aspects of associated legislation and reliefs that could be applicable. Most of the work we do is based on a no saving, no fee basis; this means that we only take on files that we feel genuinely will deliver savings to our clients…rest assured that we wouldn’t waste our time or yours by pursuing cases unless we are confident that they will deliver savings.
In the first instance, a two minute conversation with our office will allow us to assess your liabilities. If we feel that there is a realistic opportunity to make savings, we will tell you so. Our diligence from the outset seeks to ensure that there is no risk to you.
Marston Associates have been involved in files that have required legal and counsel input and have even identified errors in local authority billing. Our expertise and diligence ensures your case is in save hands. As a RICS regulated firm, we abide by the RICS Rating Consultancy Code of Practice, more details of which can be read here.
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Reviewed liabilities effecting a recovery on a vacant property of £7,047. Business Rates Manager wrote ‘I am grateful to you for drawing my attention to this recovery opportunity since as you will be aware it is unlikely that this would have been 'picked up' by ourselves. You will appreciate that this office provides a full rating appeal and rate account management service. Nevertheless in the complex (and sometimes mystical!) world of rating there are sometimes further opportunities for savings on business rates of which we may be unaware’.
I must admit I was sceptical at first but by applying on my behalf for this business rebate you managed to earn me £2,386.36!
The significant sums that you were able to obtain for us from various sources has been exceptional, and all this without burdening our own staff.
Eve worked hard to assure me that I was not being ‘scammed’. Thankfully her persistence paid off and we have received a refund I did not expect.
Thank you for the excellent work you and your company has done and for all your support you have given us in discovering new recovery areas.
Cor KoolFOOT LOCKER
I am writing to say how delighted Daewoo is with the speed in which you were able to recover a substantial portion of the excessive service charges imposed upon us.
Diane MarkDAEWOO INTERNATIONAL
It makes a nice change when things go to plan. Thank you for taking me through the process.
Gary WainBRETBY GAMMATECH
We work successfully with both tenants and landlords, as well as with individuals, SMEs and corporates.
Whoever the client, our commitment remains the same: to provide a professional, positive and commercially rewarding experience, exceeding your expectations. Click here for a list of categories and clients.
Our Managing Director, Martin Brownstone, Bsc Hons MRICS, graduated from Reading University with a degree in Land Management and has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1990. He maintains a hands-on role in all aspects of the business.
He is supported by a friendly, highly-motivated team of professionals who are all dedicated to delivering total customer satisfaction, by effective communication and administration with all who engage with our services. READ MORE >