CLIENTS

The quality of relationship we have with our clients is key to our continued success and we are justifiably proud of our clients and track record in saving for them many millions of pounds in rates costs over many years. Our clients include:

Landmark

 

Landmark operate business centres throughout the UK with particular focus in Central London.  Tanner Rose LLP provide Landmark with a fully comprehensive rates payments and appeals service.

 

We have helped the client develop rates strategies to manage reliefs and exemptions for their clients ensuring occupational costs are kept to a minimum.

Network Rail

 

Ian Tanner has been advising the Rail industry and Network Rail in particular since 1989. As a specialist Central Rating List ratepayer, Network Rail is subject to extensive and unique rating regulation.

 

This presents many unusual rates issues such as the extent of the rateable property (the Cumulo), the Plant and Machinery and its impact on the Receipts and Expenditure Valuation, Operational Land, and interaction with other railway users, such as Telecoms, Station Retail, Advertising and Car Parking.

 

Network Rail also has a extensive office and commercial portfolio for which we provide a full rates management and appeals service.

London Fire Authority

 

As the occupier of over 100 Operational Fire Stations within Greater London, together with ancillary offices, vehicle depots, storage land and training facilities, the London Brigade is the largest Fire Service in the Country, with the largest and most valuable property holdings. As specialised properties, a Fire Station is assessed using a cost based DRC approach, which requires a detailed knowledge of Fire station design, building costs and usability.

 

Advising on rates costs since 1990, Tanner Rose LLP has secured well over £4 million savings.

Shaftesbury

 

As a landlord, Shaftesbury adopts a proactive approach in supporting their tenants to secure the lowest possible level of rates costs. Ian Tanner has been advising Shaftesbury since 1985 and has assisted in the development of the 'villages' - Chinatown, Carnaby, Covent Garden, Soho and Charlotte Street.

 

We have secured numerous deletions of assessments during development projects for all classes of property, including restaurants, offices, retail and residential, thereby minimising the clients holding/development costs.

 

Groucho Club

 

The Groucho Club opened in 1985 and is located on Dean Street in Soho. Its original membership was drawn from the publishing world but has expanded over recent years to include all creative fields of the media and arts.

 

Tanner Rose LLP have been instructed and secured significant savings on both the 2005 and 2010 Rating Lists.

Financial Times

 

Tanner Rose LLP are instructed by the Financial Times to provide business rates advice on the UK portfolio for the 2010 rating revaluation. Their head office at 1 Southwark Bridge Road has a 2010 rating assessment of £2,380,000.

Edexcel

 

Edexcel is part of the Pearson Group and is the leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications. Tanner Rose LLP has been instructed to advise on the 2010 Rating Revaluation. Their head office in Holborn, London is assessed at £3,840,000.

 

New York Stock Exchange

 

Providing general appeals and rates mitigation advice on NYSE's City HQ, including successful appeals for both 2005 and 2010 Rating Lists.

 

In addition we have provided specialist advice concerning the assessment of the client's 50,000 sq m data centre and telecoms network.

Select Service Partner

 

Select Service Partner are the major provider of food and beverages throughout the UK rail network and airport facilities in the UK. Currently they have over 600 individual outlets operating such brands as Upper Crust, M&S Simply Food, Burger King, Pasty Shop, Café Ritazza, Lemon Tree, Whistlestop, Millies Cookies and Mi Casa.

 

These units present varied and unique rates issues relating to the extent of the rateable property and the 'weight' attached to the turnover lease. As the client is a significant occupier of station premises, Tanner Rose LLP works closely with Network Rail and the other station occupiers to ensure overall rates costs are kept to a minimum.

Transport for London

 

Appointed to advise on the assessment of the new HQ for Transport for London in Palestra - a 26,000 sq ft new building on Blackfriars Road, SE1.

 

We have successfully appealed against the issue of a Rates Completion Notice, delaying the rates commencement date by over 7 months and saving TfL over £800,000. Additionally advising on 20,000 sq m acquisition at Greenwich Peninsular.

 

We have provided extensive support to the TfL property team on specialist property and Central List issues including the Cumulo assessment for London Underground.

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