Nick progresses rating appeals with a view to securing reductions in business rates liabilities on behalf of national retailers and the NHS, covering a range of property types.

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His eight years at GL Hearn started in the Rate Payment Management Team, where he managed business rates payments in excess of £700m pa on behalf of Tesco Stores Ltd and Tesco Personal Finance Plc. He recently completed the Post-graduate Diploma in Surveying through the College of Estate Management, passing with Distinction. 

He is now coming to the end of his first APC rotation with the Rating team, where he gained practical experience in managing rating appeals. His next rotation will be with the Valuation team.

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Business rates are a major cost for occupiers, with successful appeals drawing upon an interesting mix of valuation, negotiation and case law.