If you pay business rates on vacant property then we can help you significantly reduce or remove your business rates liability
You will also want to ensure that you do this in a compliant, legal and effective manner which generates the biggest saving. Altus Group has the only dedicated Empty rates team in the UK, so our expertise is that much greater. We have spent over 25 years advising some of the biggest, brightest and most exciting developers, property companies, funds and occupiers with vacant property across the country.
Ensuring your empty rates liability is kept to a minimum is much more than implementing short term intermittent occupation schemes. Our empty rates experts look at a range of strategies and have pioneered a number of innovative risk-free approaches for clients, while our bespoke reports ensure you’re kept informed and engaged in the process every step of the way.
Our platforms are confidential and secure, providing peace of mind that schemes are tested, trusted and compliant and our empty rates specialists are always on hand to discuss the progress of your case.
As the largest empty rates advisor in the UK we look forward to discussing how we can help you.
For a free, no obligation review of your vacant properties contact us on 020 7908 7898.
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Our professional surveyors have saved our clients over £1billion
As the largest UK business rates advisor with a wealth of data to drive our results, we are in a unique position to deliver extraordinary savings for you.
Business rates appeals can be time consuming and confusing. Altus Group can make the complex business rates system easy for you to navigate and to ensure that you benefit from the maximum savings possible.
Our Fast Track service means you do not have to spend any of your time dealing with business rates issues.
It is quick and easy to get started and Altus Group will look after every aspect of the process for you so you can concentrate on your business whilst we concentrate on delivering exceptional savings for you.
Contact a qualified professional
Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals brings a wealth of industry experience and unparalleled data-driven insights, providing the clarity you need to make informed decisions.
Robert HaytonHaytonExecutive Vice President, Head of Empty Rates and Property Tax
Edward SearleSearleRegional Vice President, Empty Rates
Martin JordanJordanVice President, Empty Rates
Samuel WaltersWaltersVice President, Empty Rates
Allan PhillipsPhillipsVice President, Empty Rates
Just a few of our clients
Phenomenal Results. Altus provide a full service for all rating matters relating to the SEGRO UK portfolio. Although the majority of the stock is industrial and so benefits from 6 months rate free following vacation, the annual outgoings are still highly significant, The Altus team is dedicated to reviewing all rate demands in detail to ensure accuracy as well as challenging lability wherever possible. This has resulted in a thoroughly efficient and professional approach with substantial rates savings being achieved.
We have worked with Altus on a number of occasions relating to rates savings in different buildings and boroughs throughout London and have always found they provide cost effective, well informed solutions. Their process is seamless and we have full visibility of fees, as well as the savings made, from the outset. We have also worked with them where rates have been incorrectly applied to buildings under construction and they have always rectified the situation quickly, without incurring substantial fees. Anytime we have a query or need guidance around a rates issue, Altus are our first point of contact.
We have worked with Altus Group and Sam Walters for many years and they have always developed excellent strategies to reduce our rates liabilities and then delivered great results.
Altus’ rating advice has been invaluable on Paloma Capital’s property funds, particularly on our many industrial assets where we have potential vacant rates exposure. Stephen and his team have also been ably assisting us on the day to day rates payment administration across all our vacant assets, an otherwise time consuming process for us and our managing agents.
Offices are hugely important, but the current ratio of commercial/economic gain to occupational costs is now unfavourable writes Robert Hayton
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A business rates audit could enable you to recover business rates refunds going back many years and over multiple revaluations.