Our clients occupy approx 10,000 sq ft over two floors in a period building in central Newcastle.
We were called in to advise on their rates liability and if possible secure savings.
We identified that inferior lower ground floor accommodation was valued at the same rate as the best office accommodation in the building.
We therefore lodged an Appeal against the rating assessment and secured a 10% reduction in the 2005 assessment. This resulted in a saving of around £2,300 year on year and a saving over the 5 years of the list of about £11,700..