• AA
  • ADI
  • ADT Security
  • Alexon Brands
  • Allied Domecq
  • Allied Dunbar
  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Allied London
  • Amec Developments
  • Anglo Irish Bank
  • Anglian Home Improvements
  • Anglo Lamron
  • ASC Finance
  • ASK Restaurants
  • Assura
  • Atlas Copco
  • Atomic Energy Authority
  • Avery Dennison
  • Aviva
  • Aylesbury Vale Council
  • Baker Tilly
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  • Barnardos
  • Barratt Homes
  • Bass Taverns
  • Birmingham Midshire
  • BKR Haines Watts
  • Blackrock
  • Blockbuster Video
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Boots
  • Bourne End Properties
  • BP
  • Bride Hall
  • Britannic Assurance
  • British Airways
  • British Land
  • British Alcan Aluminium
  • British Refugee Council
  • British Telecom
  • Budgens
  • Building Research Establishment
  • Bunzl
  • Burford Properties
  • Cadbury Schweppes
  • Calor Gas
  • Calvin Klein
  • Canon
  • Carlton Club
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  • Charles Church
  • Chartwell Industries
  • Chartwell Land
  • Cheltenham & Gloucester
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  • Chiltern District Council
  • Chubb Fire Equipment
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  • City Link
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  • Clydesdale Bank
  • Coca Cola
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  • Compco
  • Comtel
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  • Co-operative Insurance Services
  • Crown Estate
  • County and Metropolitan Group
  • Coutts
  • Cyprus Airways
  • Dacorum Borough Council
  • Daewoo
  • Danone Group
  • Department of Transport
  • Development Securities
  • Diversey Lever
  • Dollond & Aitchison
  • Dominos Pizza
  • Du Pont
  • Ernst & Julio Gallo
  • Ernst and Young
  • Excel Securities
  • Family Mosaic Housing Association
  • Filofax
  • Ford
  • Fortis Bank
  • Freshwater
  • Fritz Hansen
  • Frontier Estates
  • Gamestec Leisure
  • G E Capital
  • General Accident
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Godfrey Davis
  • Golden West Foods
  • Goodyear Tyres
  • GPI
  • Grant Thornton
  • Great Portland Estates
  • Greene King
  • Guinness Trust
  • Hammerson
  • Handelsbanken
  • Harvey Nash
  • HBOS
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Hasselblad
  • Helical Bar
  • Hertsmere Borough Council
  • Hilton International
  • HSBC
  • Hunting Gate
  • Hyperion Properties
  • Hyundai
  • Iceland Foods
  • Interflora
  • ING Real Estate
  • Investec
  • Isuzu Motors
  • Jarvis
  • J Sainsbury
  • John Laing
  • John Lewis
  • John Menzies
  • John Mowlem
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  • Karl Zeiss
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Kone Lifts
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  • KPMG
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  • La Salle Investments
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  • Legal and General
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  • Lex
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  • Malayan Bank
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  • Mister Minit
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  • Muraspec Wallpapers
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  • Punjab Bank
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  • Rank Organisation
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  • Rowlandson Organisation
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  • Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Royal Life
  • Royal London Asset Management
  • Royal Mail Group
  • Safeway
  • Sanderson
  • Santander
  • SECOM
  • Securicor
  • Select Appointments
  • Scottish Equitable
  • Shell
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Slough Estates
  • Southern Electricity
  • Speciality Shops
  • Springboard Housing Association
  • St Albans District Council
  • Standard Life
  • Stannifer Developments
  • Suits You
  • Sun Banking Corporation
  • Surrey County Cricket Club
  • Tarmac Properties
  • Telereal Trillium
  • Tesco
  • Texaco
  • The Football Association
  • The Market Research Society
  • The Planning Inspectorate
  • Thomas Cook
  • Threadneedle
  • TM Retail
  • Total UK
  • Touche Ross Consulting
  • Unigate
  • United Trust Bank
  • Unity Investment
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Velux Windows
  • W H Smith
  • Wincanton Logistics
  • Wycombe District Council
  • Xerox
  • Yale Eddison
  • Yorkshire Bank
  • YWCA
  • Zenith Windows
  • Zurich Life

Business Rates


David Goodchild David Goodchild
Director




01727 732222


Myles O'Brien Myles O'Brien
Director
Head of Division



01727 732222


Tania Hible, Aitchison Raffety London Rating Director Tania Hible
Director Rating

London


020 7518 3440

Aitchison Raffety is established as one of the leading advisers in the specialist area of business rates. Our aim is to maximise client savings and to be the first choice for those seeking business rate solutions.

Our highly qualified and experienced staff operate from a national network of offices and have an impressive track record, achieving success in the majority of cases where appeals are submitted.

An Aitchison Raffety professional rating audit is conducted purely at our expense on a no win no fee basis. The audit meeting is a quick and efficient process highlighting the potential for past, present and future reductions in the occupiers business rate liability. Following the meeting and a site inspection, our professional recommendations are confirmed and the appeal process instigated. Fees are only payable after the successful completion of our service and once the Local Authority has advised of the revised rates bill.

We act on behalf of thousands of occupiers through the UK and during the course of the last revaluation over 80% of our appeals generated savings for clients.

Our services include:-

  • Inspecting premises and carrying out research
  • Making proposals and negotiating appeals with the Valuation Officer
  • Calculating estimated rate liability
  • Advising on action required to minimise rate liability
  • Advising in relation of vacant premises and 'empty rates'
  • Completing requests for information from the Valuation Officer

Specialist Rating

In addition to advising clients on traditional accommodation such as offices, industrial and retail premises, we have experienced rating surveyors who are experts in handling unusual and 'specialist' properties. These include hotels, conference centres, public houses, restaurants, leisure and club facilities, medical, healthcare premises and schools and other educational establishments.

Property Portfolios

We act on behalf of a number of national & international organisations that occupy multiple sites throughout the UK.

We advise our portfolio clients in accordance with their requirements our service including:

  • National coverage from a regional network of offices
  • Single point of contact at director level
  • Competitive fee structures
  • Procedures that are registered to the ISO 9001:2008 standard
  • A service that is focused upon cost efficient advice & maximising savings
  • Annual checking of rate liability where required

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