Case Study: Benfield Motor Group

Benfield Motor Group property in Leeds
Published on: 30th July 2014

Benfield Motor Group - Rating Appeal Advice

Sanderson Weatherall is retained to advise Benfield Motor Group on the Rating Assessments of all of their properties and on rates liabilty. This instruction has to date resulted in considerable business rates savings for the client.


This property was one of the client’s Leeds portfolio and on inspection by Robert Brown it was observed that a large but valuable part of the property was seriously under-used.

Proactive advice was given on portfolio usage resulting in the client making relatively small operational changes to his business that created large rates liability savings of in excess of £113,000.

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Sanderson Weatherall Rating specialists are RICS and IRRV qualified surveyors that can offer a comprehensive range of Rating services to clients including Rating Appeals, Rating Valuations, Rates Management and Rates Audit, together with cutting edge advice on Empty Rates mitigation. Regarded as experts in the field, all our senior staff are members of the Rating Surveyors' Association and are able to offer the very best Rates advice on the accuracy of Rating assessments and resultant Business Rates liabilities. Through our experts' memberships of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation we are also happy to assist clients who have international local property tax liabilities. We participate in the activities of both of these professional bodies at the highest level and negotiate with government on the introduction of all new non domestic rating proposals. On the 1st April 2017 the new rating lists were published across England and Wales and from that date, businesses looking to challenge their business rates were required to do so through HMRC’s Government Gateway. If you don’t currently have an account then please follow the steps in our guide to setting up a Government Gateway account, registering properties and appointing an agent here.    Contact Us

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