Moira Walker

Moira Walker

Head of Rating


Edinburgh, Glasgow

0141 270 3148


Rating, Valuation, Rent Review & Lease Renewals


BSc (Hons) MRICS IRRV (Hons) RICS Registered Valuer


Moira Joined Ryden in June 2013, bringing a wealth of experience gained over 18 years in both the public and private sectors.

She has specialised in Business Rates having spent seven years in the public sector as a valuer within the Renfrewshire Assessors Office and as a Business Rates Specialist in the private sector where she has achieved substantial savings for clients. She is an Honours member of the Institute of Revenue, Rating and Valuation and is also a member of the Rating Surveyors Association.

In additon to Rating, Moira is a Registerd Valuer and has dealt with commercial property valuations for secure lending purposes and in regard to public sector asset valuations. She has also provided advice in respect of rent reviews and lease renewals over large commercial portfolios.



Advised on the 2010 Rating Revaluation Appeal for numerous clients including British Airways, B&M Retail, Santander, Reuters and Ernst & Young.  Negotiated reductions in rateable values with all Scottish Assessors offices and acted as an expert witness where appeals progressed to the Valuation Appeal Panel.  Achieved substantial savings for each business, helping to reduce their overall rates liability. Checked rating bills for accuracy and advised on rating relief and rates mitigation.

Asset Valuations

Provided Asset Valuations for financial reporting purposes for Argyll and Bute Council, Loch Lomond and the Trossach National Park, The Wasps Trust, S&J Portfolio, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and Scottish Enterprise. This involved working to strict deadlines and attending CIPFA training in regard to Public Sector Asset Valuations under IFRS Reporting Standards. Recent experience in the valuation for bank loan security purposes for a variety of commercial properties within Glasgow city centre and the West Coast of Scotland.

Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

Preparation of pre-negotiation reports, inspection and measurement of properties and analysis of lease documentation and relevant market evidence. Provided rent review and lease renewal advice to a variety of clients including The Co-op, City Link and City Property LLP. Prepared reports for third party determinations and acted for clients in securing new tenancies at lease renewal.