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Business Rates

Hellier Langston will ensure that your rates liability will be fully scrutinised, assessments appealed and your costs minimised.

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The calculation of your Rateable Value by the Valuation Office Agency can often be perceived as a dark art, but in reality, the 2023 Revaluation figures should be based on evidence of rental values as at 1 April 2021. Hellier Langston are ideally placed to challenge the Valuation Office Agency’s broad brush approach to this Revaluation.

The revaluation has also heralded a significantly different appeal system: CHECK, CHALLENGE and APPEAL and this places more responsibility on the ratepayer (or their agent) to provide detailed information about their property, meaning seeking professional assistance is more important than ever.

 Our available service includes:

  • Undertaking appeals and negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency
  • Presentation of cases at Valuation and Land Tribunals
  • Calculation of rates liabilities
  • Rates phasing
  • Advice for empty buildings (empty rates)

As ratings professionals, the team offers a flexible, performance related fee structure for Business Rates Appeals.

Our services

Commercial agency

With our knowledge and expertise, we can provide a full range of commercial property agency services, whether you are seeking to acquire or dispose of commercial property.


Lease advisory

With in-depth technical and market knowledge, our specialist surveyors help property investors and occupiers to negotiate the best lease terms to support business strategy and objectives.



Valuations are required for a number of reasons including loan security, tax and accounts, as well as potential acquisitions and lettings. Obtaining a unbiased professionally prepared valuation by an RICS Registered Valuer allows a clear decision process that utilises the most recent and relevant market evidence.


Business rates

After rent and staff costs one of the biggest and most overlooked costs for occupiers are Business Rates. The 2023 Revaluation is based on rental values as at 1 April 2021, given the changes in the commercial property market and the time since the last valuation it is more important than ever for occupiers and Landlords to ensure that they seek to minimise their Business Rates liability.


Property management

With a wealth of experience in working with a wide range of Private Investors, Pension Funds, Local Authorities and Trusts our management team will work hard to maintain your property portfolio, adding value where possible and maintaining excellent relationships with both you and your tenants. In so doing, we can enhance your properties and manage your leases to maintain or improve investment values.


Building consultancy

We have the expertise to assist in every aspect of building surveying, working with other disciplines to provide clients with a coordinated and integrated service. Our building surveyors provide clients with services across all sectors including offices, industrial, retail, education, health and residential to both investors and occupiers.

Contact us

Our Offices

Fareham Office

Hellier Langston
Ground Floor
E1 Fareham Heights
Standard Way
PO16 8XT

01329 220111

Southampton Office

Hellier Langston
Enterprise House
Ocean Village
SO14 3XB

02382 022111

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