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Occupier Approach

Bespoke Solution

Our all-encompassing occupier service at ForeView provides for a best-in-class, tailored solution that is bespoke to each client’s property and wider business needs.

The complexity of the rating system for occupiers is overcome through ForeView’s leading expertise in advising occupiers of all property types, regardless of size and location. The team at ForeView pride themselves upon removing the pain points for occupiers in navigating the rating system and being the trusted partner to their extensive client base in delivering unrivalled success and results.

Through regular reporting and bespoke updates, ForeView deliver a transparent service that ensures their clients are kept informed throughout the journey and are engaged in the decision making process.

Overview of Our Services

Business Rates Review

Our trusted advisers will review if you are paying too much in Business Rates.

ForeView would undertake a full measured inspection of your property to identify whether your Rateable Value is accurate. Following our forensic review of your rates assessment we would outline our recommendations for next steps. If an opportunity is identified for reducing your Business Rates, we would make a representation on your behalf and once successful, ensure that all overpaid amounts are backdated and refunded to you in a timely manner.

Strategies for Empty or Underutilised Properties

Do you have vacant or underutilised space? Whether permanent or temporary we will actively seek to reduce your liability.

Changing work patterns, refurbishment programmes, property moves and exits can all trigger empty or underutilised commercial properties. At ForeView we work with our clients through these different scenarios to ensure any potential for securing relief is maximised. Our proactive approach assists with planning and decision making whilst contributing to overall cost savings.

Enter & Exit Property Move Strategy

Are you planning, or in the process of moving between commercial properties?

ForeView have a proven track record in minimising Business Rates throughout the move process and work proactively with their clients in managing these scenarios. When it comes to property moves, ForeView provide budgetary advice and engage in a strategy from the outset to help our clients reduce the need for paying Business Rates on two or more premises at the same time. Through positive liaison with the Valuation Office Agency and Local Authority, ForeView has a strong reputation for reducing a clients liability throughout the move process.

Reliefs, Exemptions and External Disturbances

We have a proven track record in the successful application and justification for securing reliefs and exemptions on behalf of ratepayers.

Maximise savings opportunities through a greater understanding of the reliefs available and enjoy the consultative approach adopted by Foreview. There are many forms of reliefs and exemptions that can help to reduce your Business Rates liability. Legislation changes frequently and we actively review your circumstances to advise on eligibility for securing short-term reductions to your liability.
ForeView will also advise you on whether savings can be obtained as a result of external disturbances that may exist such as building or road works that could be present in your properties locality. We have a proven track record in securing sizeable allowances to your Rateable Value where these such scenarios exist.

Rate Management and Compliance

Outsource your rate payment and management process to our experts and eliminate the risk of non-compliance.

ForeView offer a tailored service, whether checking the accuracy of your rates bills, authorising direct debits, paying rates bills on your behalf or taking control of the entire process. Concise reporting and financial budgetary advice allows for better decision making and planning to ensure there are no unforeseen circumstances. With the impending duty being upon ratepayers to submit annual compliance returns and to notify the Valuation Office Agency of changes to your properties, ForeView are the trusted partner in ensuring all aspects of compliance are covered with forecasting and budgetary advice being at the fore. Eliminate the risk of non-compliance regardless of the number of properties by letting ForeView take responsibility.

Our Specialist Team

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Philip Legg MRICS


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Ben Nelson MRICS


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Mike Kwiatkowski

Director - Data, Insight & Analytics