Forensic Rates Audit

With a unique & dedicated specialist auditing team with expert knowledge in the forensic and historical analysis of business rates, payments and reliefs, we research and analyse your business rates history to ensure that you have not been overpaying on your rates liability and have received any reliefs that you may be or have been entitled to. 


This practice will more often than not identify discrepancies on your Business Rates liability and our aim is to obtain a refund on your overpayments on a completely No Win-No Fee basis.


We can recover significant funds that were wrongly paid to billing authorities and retrieve rebates from periods the rate payer should have been given relief. Our Historic rates audit service team can even claim for properties which have been dispersed of.

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Additional Information

SOME EXAMPLES OF THE MOST COMMON BILLING MISTAKES INCLUDE:



  • Incorrect Business Rates bills issued by the local billing authorities.
  • Failure to issue Transitional Relief certificates.
  • Failure to apply Charitable Relief.
  • Mis-calculated bills since the occupation of the property.
  • Empty property relief not applied.
  • Hardship relief not applied.
  • Small Business Rate Relief not applied.




We pride ourselves on servicing clients from sole traders right through to multi-national Blue Chip companies, our process is fast and efficient with all our cases being settled in no more than a few weeks, furthermore we manage the whole process from start to finish so there is little to no impact on your own personal time and workflow as there is no need to take up your time with lengthy face to face meetings as all our work is done via telephone & email communication. Our current success rate for overpayment recovery is 98.9% and if we have contacted you it is because your business would have already have been flagged up by our dedicated auditing team as we have found discrepancies on your billing account therefore we do not cold call which is why we can offer our services on a No-Win No-Fee basis.



We check for and claim for:


  • Overpayments made due to human error
  • Double payment due to paying the bailiff and the council
  • Payments made prior to occupation dates
  • Payments made beyond disposal dates
  • Unclaimed exemptions for void periods
  • Incorrect calculation of void exemptions
  • Bills miss calculated by Billing Authority
  • Incorrect or no adjustment to bill following rates appeal
  • Refunds not refunded by Councils
  • Refund cheques lost and not cashed
  • Instalment plans not cancelled on time.


Once instructed/authorised the following benefits are listed below


  • We can achieve rebates dating as far as 1990.
  • We audit the local billing authorities on a weekly basis.
  • We will only ever issue our invoice on result which shows how confident we are on the service we provide.


How long does it take?


The average time frame from start to Finish is approximately 7-10 working days.

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Successful Cases agreed

Savings from £20k - £500k

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