How do I know if I’m paying the correct business rates? Is my rent and/or lease that I’m paying my landlord fair and reasonable? How do I challenge my rent or lease without adversely affecting the relationship that I have with my landlord? These are just a few of the questions that a business is faced with. You must also receive many cold calls from call centres promising to reduce your business rates.
You can be confident that through our expert RICS accredited partner, we are able to offer the following commercial property-related services and be straight and honest with you.
Our service is aimed at both Landlords and Tenants and covers all Commercial Lease and Transactional issues.
Our express aim is not only to ensure the best rent agreements are reached for our clients. Our focus is also on securing favourable lease terms, with particular consideration for the relationship between the parties, ensuring that we secure the best long term results.
We are experts in providing advice in relation to:
We have extensive knowledge of the local property markets and how individual buildings fit into those markets. Further, we fully understand the importance of applying this local knowledge, while accounting for differing lease terms and relevant Landlord & Tenant legislation and Case Law, in securing the very best results for clients.
With our in-depth know-how, our expert team is able to provide solutions and strategies for Landlords and Tenants alike, to ensure that your property assets work to your business’s best advantage, in the short and longer-term.GET IN TOUCH
If you are paying Business Rates, our expert team can ensure that your rating liabilities are minimised and maintained at their lowest possible levels.
We have a proven track record, with over 25 years’ experience, advising both occupiers and property owners in the reduction and minimisation of their business rates liabilities.
Our in-depth knowledge of the rating system, including legislation and case law, has enabled us to successfully minimise clients’ tax liabilities across a diverse range of properties. The Rating Advice we provide to clients covers the main classes of, offices, warehouses, factories and shops as well as more specialist property types, including public houses, restaurants and hotels, car showrooms, car parks, marinas, ferry terminals and golf clubs.GET IN TOUCH
Our specialist Empty Rates service is aimed at property owners. We work closely with our owner clients, putting together bespoke strategies to Minimise Rates, focussing on the specifics of each development or building and the circumstances. Our advice includes, where appropriate, considering the possibility of being able to Delete, or Zero Rate, an Assessment, Deferring bring an Assessment into the Rating List, Rates Mitigation strategies and reducing the level of Rating Assessments.
On a predominantly performance related fee basis, we provide a friendly and professional specialist Business Rates service, ensuring our clients’ Tax Liabilities are minimised.GET IN TOUCH
We consciously work closely with clients to ensure the very best bespoke advice and long term outcomes. The main areas of consideration for our occupier clients tend to be the level of their Business Rates Assessments and the Tax Liabilities attached to these. Our advice is not however simply Rating Appeal focussed. Instead we actively manage strategies for clients, with a continual review of our clients’ situations, changes to their properties and factors impacting their buildings and any Rates Reliefs which may become relevant. Legislation relating to available Rates Relief is continually changing and we ensure we are at the forefront of this, to ensure our clients’ interests are always best protected.
For more information on any of the above services, contact MGC on 01273 917 948.GET IN TOUCH
"Mark has supported my accountancy business for more than 12 years. We recommend his consultancy services to all our clients including merchant card services, finance, IT services and support, gas and electricity tariffs, photocopiers, business and general insurance services and others.
Mark and Maxwell Grant Consultancy recently arranged and oversaw the transfer of our office telecoms to a fully hosted cloud system including connectivity. I was delighted with the seamless and effortless transition. It now provides our business with a quality and flexible solution!
Mark always provides a simple and stress-free process with his professional management. Looking forward to his help with many more projects for us or our clients in the future."
"My two estate agent’s businesses span two different counties and we have used Maxwell Grant Consultancy for several years now, who have no doubt saved us a lot of money over the years by managing all our utility accounts. Mark is superb and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and his company."
"Maxwell Grant Consultancy have helped me and my clients save considerable amounts of money on telecoms, broadband, mobiles, energy and photocopying services. The Suppliers that Maxwell Grant Consultancy work with are all easy to contact and communicate with, as this was an area which we had struggled with previously. We can now focus on other business projects rather than trying to get in contact with large service providers, trying to get through complicated switchboards to speak to someone. Mark himself also goes out of his way to be available and bridge the gap if something isn’t going quite as expected with one of his partners. Many of my clients have not only been able to save money but have got a much better service and product by using Maxwell Grant Consultancy to obtain these various services."
“I would like to thank Mark from Maxwell Grant for the help he provided in getting my utilities provider changed. Mark’s service was efficient and professional and it was a pleasure to deal with him. I would be very happy to recommend Maxwell Grant to anyone else.”
“Maxwell Grant was recommended to us some two years ago whilst we were in the process of carrying out a general review of usage and spending in relation to telecommunications. Apart from the cost savings that have been made, we are able to understand our usage better from the trend analysis provided. Maxwell Grant has continued to be involved in terms of both ongoing review and in ensuring that the service provided by our new providers is maintained at the level that we expect. Our contact with Maxwell Grant has remained the same since our first meeting and that, coupled with regular contact, has enabled a relationship of mutual trust and respect to be formed.”
“After an initial meeting with Maxwell Grant, they proposed a telephone business package which resulted in a 40% saving against our previous telecom company. The changeover was seamless and it’s great to know that if we do have any problems we have our own account manager who we can contact. I have no hesitation in recommending Maxwell Grant.”
“Mark has arranged our landline and mobile contracts for the past 5+ years and has always been pro- active and considerate to our company’s requirements. Maxwell Grant is always easy and a pleasure to deal with and can be regarded as 100% trustworthy in getting the best value for money in the marketplace.”
“We have worked with Maxwell Grant for the last seven years. They saved us over 40% on our telecom costs and continue to be proactive by arranging regular review meetings to ensure that we are still on a competitive package. We have recently moved office and Maxwell Grant recommended a Hosted VoIP solution which we are delighted with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maxwell Grant to any company wanting to review their costs.”
“Thanks to everyone at Maxwell Grant. Not only was switching my business utility accounts quick and easy, but it’s already saving me hundreds of pounds. A professional service from start to finish!”
“As the Head of Facilities Management at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, I asked Maxwell Grant to review our telecom estate. They saved the Trust over £150,000 annually which equated to a 53% cost saving. We achieved these savings with no disruption and no decrease in staffing resources and I would recommend Maxwell Grant to any organisation seeking to reduce their procurement costs.”
“We contacted Maxwell Grant to review our telephony costs as we felt it was impossible to review them ourselves as we did not have the in depth knowledge of the market. After giving them details of our existing costs they provided us with a detailed audit clearly setting out our existing costs and savings that we would make by changing providers. Mark Shearring has continued to monitor our progress; for a recruitment business such as ourselves operating in a fast moving sales environment it is absolutely vital that we have a high quality reliable telephony service.”
“We have used Maxwell Grant to review our current utility contracts. Not only have they provided us with an exceptional, straight-forward service with constant feedback on their progress, they have also saved us money on our utilities – a refreshing result in the present economic climate where prices are often increasing. As part of the latest renewal negotiation, they have also enabled us to have our previous sizeable deposit returned.
It’s hard to find a transparent, honest, courteous and prompt service provider like Maxwell Grant – I would recommend them to anyone.”
“Following recent notification of large increases in our credit/debit card merchanting charges we were recommended to contact Maxwell Grant – Independent Banking Advisers. They were quickly able to carry out a free of charge assessment which resulted in a reduction in charges almost back to pre-increase rates. We have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
“We have been extremely pleased with the cost savings achieved by using Maxwell Grant. Mark is always easy to contact and because of the trust that has been created between us, we are content to leave the telecoms side of the business to Mark leaving us to concentrate on what we do best, running a successful bar and restaurant business.”
An existing energy and telecoms’ client who runs two retail shops asked MGC to review his merchant card services’ account which was coming up for renewal.