ASR provides professional advice to the business community on all aspect of Business Rate liability with the objective of keeping those costs to a minimum. Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Institute of Revenue and Rating Valuers and the Rating Surveyors Association.

Adrian Smith Rating provides specialist and cost effective business rating solutions to a range of clients in the industrial, manufacturing, transport, storage, retail, commercial business and public service sectors across the United Kingdom.

The calculation of business rates is complex and currently, the Valuation Office Agency calculates the rateable value of the premises, which is based on the hypothetical rental value of the premises that may reasonably have been achieved on 31st March 2015.


Experience demonstrates the Valuation Office Agency and the billing authorities may calculate assessments using limited and on occasions, inaccurate information that may compromise the reliability of the rating liability assessment. On occasions, the Valuation Office Agency and the billing authorities may also fail to comply with the regulatory requirements for the administration of business rating assessments and the issue of rate demands. Business rating assessments are frequently challenged and these aspects typically form the bases of successful appeals. 

In order to deliver bespoke solutions to manage business rating liabilities, Adrian Smith Rating is able to provide a range of services, in order to evaluate the potential for cost savings, and thereafter, to optimise the position of the client in order to achieve the maximum savings.

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Adrian Smith

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