How to get rating advice
If you need help with deciding whether you should appeal against your rateable value, you should get professional advice.
You can find a qualified rating adviser through the:
Members of these organisations are regulated by rules of professional conduct.
Before employing a rating adviser, you should check they have the right knowledge and expertise to be able to help you and appropriate indemnity insurance. Get extra advice if you need to.
Your rating adviser cannot guarantee that the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) will reduce your rateable value.
Even if the VOA decides to reduce your property’s rateable value, this does not mean that your business rates will be reduced. This is because there are limits on how much business rates bills can change from year to year, so that changes to your bill happen gradually.
Page last updated: 22 January 2024