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Business Rates Scam

On 24 Feb 2012 at 8:06am Shop keeper wrote:
All shop keepers and business property owners beware!!!!!
A year a go a company of surveyors called and said they could help with reducing the high business rates for my shop.
The fee was £600 to take the matter through the courts, they said we would definitely get a reduction up to 20-30% off as it was too high for the size of property.
The council didn't reduce the rates they put them up!
The freelance solicitor that did the job for the company said afterwards that if they had seen the case they would have advised against taking it to court. The surveyors just took the money without care of winning the case.
So I'm £600 and a years worth of wasted time the poorer but spread the message to others so they don't get pulled into the same situation.
It's a big scam
On 24 Feb 2012 at 9:43am Desk Johnny wrote:
Yes, I agree avoid like the plague
We had the same thing, they called and said they could guarantee to get our business rates reduced.
We didn't take them upon it though because as we are exempt from paying business rates we didn't believe they could better nothing.
On 24 Feb 2012 at 1:13pm Cheekymonkey wrote:
You is a mug and you got mugged!
I never deal with anyone who hasn't been personally recommended to me by someone I trust, or that I have sourced and checked out first myself.
I'm not being smug, I have been shafted on more than one occasion and it cost me dearly. I lost a home over it because I trusted someone who turned out to be the biggest two faced slime bag to walk the East Sussex soil.
He pretended and still pretends to be a Christian.
Revenge, however is dish best served cold..... my day will come.
On 1 Mar 2012 at 1:21am AYATOLLAH HOGMANNY wrote:
Do not deal with anyone over the phone who you do not know, or can check out, most of the calls now days are scam calls asking you to call a number which will cost afortune asking you call back or recorded messages, they can't even be bother to talk to you!!!
Cheeky Monkey, Tell all so we can avoid this scumbag!!!!!
On 3 Mar 2012 at 12:35am Business Rate Relief wrote:
just make sure you are getting Small Business rate relief, if your business premises under a certain size. You fill the form in yourself, it is easy, and many businesses qualify. Sadly it is badly promoted, which is one reason why all these rip off companies spring up.

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