Professional Services

Our team provides expert advice on business rates liabilities to occupiers across London achieving significant savings on their behalf.

Levy has advised clients through successive revaluations, achieving refunds in overpaid rates in the main property sectors of office, retail and industrial.  The current 2017 Rateable Values are “live” until 31st March 2021; the next revaluation having been brought forward from the usual five-year cycle.

The current Rating List introduced a new “check, challenge, appeal” scheme to replace the previous appeals system.  The new scheme is more complex than the old and it is more important than ever that occupiers take professional advice before challenging their assessment as liabilities can go up as well as down.

The team carefully considers clients’ liabilities before any challenge is initiated and the firm works on a “no win, no fee” basis.

Case Studies

Golden Square, London W1

Acting on behalf of a private investor client, Levy managed the empty rates liability for the 15 separate rating assessments at the property where vacant possession was obtained prior to the commencement of substantial construction works. Savings of over £500,000 per annum were secured.

O’Sullivans, The Shard Arcade SE1

Acting on behalf of long-term client, O’Sullivans hair salon, Levy advised on rating for their latest salon at London Bridge and has successfully reduced the rateable value by over 15% producing significant liability savings.

Hill Street, London W1

Levy acted on behalf of the gallery occupier to reduce its business rates liability. The appeal was successful and generated savings of over £75,000 for the client.