PROPERTYADVICE

Is your Business Rates bill wrong?

You could be among the many Scottish businesses paying too much for business rates because your bill has been miscalculated. 

You could be entitled to a reduction - or a rebate of up to 7 years. 

Why might my bill be wrong? 

Many Councils are incorrectly billing landlords and tenants because the necessary adjustments to bills are not being made before they are issued. 

For example, vacant properties are entitled to certain reliefs, while industrial properties get 100% relief. 

Mistakes can go unnoticed by rate payers because the calculations on the bill are unclear. 

We have saved clients in excess of £50,000 in carrying out claims for overpayment. 

The next steps to take

If you are concerned that your bill could be wrong, we can audit your invoice/s with a fee charged only on a success related basis. 

We can also help you to claim a rebate if the Council has made a mistake. Or advise on savings that could be generated from appeals or changes in occupation or use. 

Please email your rates bill to tim.bunker@ryden.co.uk or george.jenkins@ryden.co.uk. We will reduce your liability wherever possible.