Few would argue with John Allan, President of the CBI, when he describes business rates as "uneconomical, unsustainable and frankly, unintelligible."
Mr Allan also regards rates as a disincentive to invest, given that improvements to retail properties may well incur increased rates. He points to the high level of rates appeals as an indicator of the inherent injustice of the system.
Commercial Property Advisors (CPA) has an 80% record of success in making rates appeals on behalf of a wide range of clients, and operates on a worry-free basis of no win, no fee.
Unlike some companies, CPA undertakes to keep its clients fully informed, at every stage of the appeals process, and takes over the cumbersome business of paperwork and surveys.