Last year we saved the equivalent of 3 fire engines, 2 drill towers and a tank of fuel for Staffordshire Fire Service.
Business Rates are a predominantly unexplored area of potential savings for many emergency services, and we are continually finding properties with Rateable Values which are too high. These properties are most commonly valued on a contractors method, based on cost per m², yet Blue Light Estates are a different breed of property to many others, and they require a different approach.
Our Blue Light Estates team know this, having specialist knowledge of the component parts of these properties and understanding the appropriate value to be attributed. We have a proven record of success to include:
- Reduction of rates payable for the 2010 Rating List of £750,000 for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, by challenging rates bills, negotiating successful RV appeals and applying for appropriate allowances during redevelopments.
- £200,000 of savings obtained for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service across 15 of their stations by lodging and successfully reducing the Rateable Values.
We offer a free desktop appraisal of your property portfolio and if retained, act on a success related fee basis. Please contact a member of our Blue Light Estates team for more information on how we could help you.