Delivering innovative, practical and reliable business rates advice

The cost of business rates paid by many businesses can be substantial. Navigating your way around how assessments may be challenged or liabilities reduced via splits, mergers, empty rates, disturbance appeals and Section 44a applications can be extremely complex.

Hartnell Taylor Cook’s Rating team is headed up by Martin Davenport, who is the immediate past President of the Rating Surveyors Association (RSA) and has decades of experience in advising businesses on their rating liability.

Using our extensive database of comparable evidence, case law and statute and vast knowledge of changes in legislation, we have an excellent track record in minimising our clients’ liabilities with reductions averaging around 25% on the rating list assessments, resulting in significant year on year savings for our clients.

We cover all types of properties including retail, offices, industrial, health & fitness centres, vehicle repair workshops, hotels, restaurants, universities and educational establishments, health centres, nursing homes, equestrian centres, nightclubs, vineyards and coastguard stations.

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Want to know how we can minimise your liabilities and generate savings through the appeals process? Speak to our Rating expert, Martin Davenport, for further information.

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Case studies

Huge business rates savings for Denbies

Business rates advice that led to a massive 63% reduction for one of the UK largest vineyards

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There are many way he can help reduce your liabilities. To find out more click on the capability statement or speak to one of our Rating experts.

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