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Business rates - rating advisors

Ratepayers do not have to be represented in discussions about their rateable value or their rates bill.

Appeals against rateable values can be made free of charge.

However, ratepayers who do wish to be represented should be aware that members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS - website www.rics.org ) and the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV - website www.irrv.net ) are qualified and are regulated by rules of professional conduct designed to protect the public from misconduct.

Before you employ a rating adviser, you should check that they have the necessary knowledge and expertise, as well as appropriate indemnity insurance.

Take great care and, if necessary, seek further advice before entering into any contract.  Please contact the Revenues office on 01494 732077 or by email at revenue@chiltern.gov.uk for more information.