Plan, Lease & Occupy

Business Rates


Manage and mitigate your business rates

Managing the payment of business rates is an integral part of owning or occupying property. Our Business Rates team help clients across all commercial property sectors to minimise the liability by providing professional and expert advice challenging assessments.

Business rates are a significant burden on all businesses, and it is important to ensure that rating assessments are correct and vacancy refunds are claimed where entitlements exist.

We have a team of fully qualified Chartered Valuation Surveyors with an abundant knowledge of the commercial rating industry. We are fully acquainted with all relevant legislation and have extensive experience in dealing with all types of business

– Offices                              – Hotels
– Retail                                – Airports
– Industrial                         – Hospitals
– Licensed & Leisure        – Quarries
– Stadia                              – Nursing Homes
– Racecourses                   – Networks and Utilities
– Schools and Universities  

Key Services


Revaluation is the production of an up-to-date Valuation List of all non-domestic property, for Commercial Rates purposes, within a specific local authority area. Our technical knowledge and expertise ensure the lowest rates payable for your properties.

Revaluation 2023

Revaluation is currently under way in the following Local Authority areas:

  -  Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
  -  Clare
  -  Donegal
  -  Galway City & County
  -  Kerry
  -  Mayo

Proposed Valuation Certificates were issued on 23rd February 2023. Representations must be submitted by 03rd April, 2023. The final assessments will be implemented for business rates payable with effect from 1st January 2024.

We have successfully challenged assessments on behalf of clients affected by previous Revaluations with businesses recording significant annual savings in their annual commercial rates liability.


Our experts can also advise on the revision of rates on a property between Revaluations. Revisions will commonly take place where there has been a change to an existing property i.e., additions or alterations or demolition. A revision will also take place to value a newly constructed building or rateable entity.

We routinely handle revision cases on behalf of clients ensuring that the rates liability is as low as possible.

Vacant Property – Vacancy Refunds

Regardless of whether a property is occupied to its maximum capacity or conversely is lying completely idle there is still a Rate Bill to be paid. If certain criteria are fulfilled however, a refund of rates may be secured under certain circumstances.
We are specialists in this field and will examine each individual case to determine a strategy for recovering as much rates as possible.

Rates Exemption

Not surprisingly qualification for exemption is complex and intricate and an in-depth knowledge of the relevant legislation is a must.

We have a proven track record of providing significant cost savings to a variety of organisations by extinguishing their annual rates liability.

Valuation Office Representations and Negotiations

Our specialist surveyors are fully acquainted with the requirements for lodging representations to the Valuation Office. The Representations must outline fully the appellant’s estimate of Nett Annual Value, the methods of calculation together with relevant comparable evidence to support the calculation.

Valuation Tribunal Appeals – Précis of Evidence – Expert Witness – Hearings

Our team will look after the entire process on the clients’ behalf from the initial Representation stage, to submitting the Précis of Evidence and attending the Oral Hearing as an Expert Witness.


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