Maughan Mitchell were initially instructed in March 2023 to conduct a review of the 2023 Rating Assessments for South Essex College.

With a few weeks to go until the deadline for submitting 2017 Rating List appeals, we highlighted to South Essex College that we believed the 2017 Rating List assessment for the Luker Road campus was overvalued and recommended an appeal.

With time of the essence, we compiled a detailed case and valuation and commenced appeal action, beating the deadline for submissions of 31st March 2023.

As a result of our advice and quick action, we were able to discuss South Essex College’s Rating Assessment with the Valuation Office and ultimately secure a reduction from £1.24m to £1.14m. The £100,000 Rateable Value reduction, resulted in Business Rates savings of over £60,000.