Robert Brown made president of the Rating Surveyors' Association

Published on: 23rd June 2015

Our head of rating services has been elected as the 106th president of the Rating Surveyors’ Association for 2015-16.

Robert Brown was presented with the official chain of office at a dinner at The Royal College of Surgeons in Lincolns Inn, London. He is the first Yorkshireman working in Yorkshire to hold the prestigious position in living memory.

Having served as vice-president of the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA) for the past year, Mr Brown said he was looking forward to a busy year in office as the association prepares for the next rating revaluation due to take place in 2017.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Brown said: “It is a great honour to become president at a crucial time for the Association. A review of the business rates system in England is currently taking place, with its findings expected in time for the Budget in 2016. This review will hopefully pave the way for genuine reform of a system which has been in place for many years and has struggled to keep up with changing market trends.

“Despite sensationalist headlines that the system is alleged to be broken, it is in fact sufficiently robust and should be retained albeit in a format which is more flexible and responsive to the modern economic landscape.”

The Rating Surveyors' Association represents the interests of experienced chartered surveyors who specialise in the field of business rates and can demonstrate that they comply with the highest of professional standards. The Association was founded in 1909 and has more than 450 members nationwide drawn from private practice, corporate bodies, the Valuation Office Agency and local authorities.

Mr Brown is a partner at our Leeds office and is an expert in the rating valuation of specialist properties including car showrooms, motor auction centres, film and television studios, educational properties and leisure attractions.

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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. 

 

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