The Valuation Office (VO) assessed the property at rateable value £15,250 effective from 1st January 2014.
This was a new assessment based on a fixed rate of 340 sqm for porta cabins in Cornwall .
The VOA resisted all the way until the appeal was listed for Tribunal hearing at which point they agreed to a 20% reduction reducing the assessment to £12,250 which was confirmed by the Tribunal.
It is often the case that unless you push hard enough you will not succeed with a business rates appeal.
This has saved the client around £1,500 p.a and again will be the bench mark now for the revised assessment in 2017.
“I have briefed the director of the huge savings and excellent work you have given us!”