Simon advises rateable occupiers throughout the UK on how best to reduce their commercial business rates though the appellant process, empty rate relief, Material Change in Circumstance (MCC) appeals; small business rates relief as well as historic rate liability auditing.
Before setting up the rating business of Bisset Moffatt Hill Chartered Surveyors in 1997, Simon was a partner at Edwin Hill, a well-known rating practice in central London.
At BMH Simon also was in charge of the commercial lease advice department and has over 25 years’ experience advising matters such as rent reviews, commercial lease renewals and re-gearing of leases.
Simon has also acted as a commercial agent in the South East acquiring offices and industrial premises for owner occupiers and various tenants.
Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“FRICS”), a member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (“IRRV”), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“ACIArb”) and a Fellow of the Institution of Commercial and Business Agents (“FICBA”).
He is also an appointed RICS Quality Assurance Auditor for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Governance and Membership, an RICS Appeal Panel adjudicator, an RICS APC Chairman for graduate assessment at interview and an RICS APC mentor.
Simon has also been an External Examiner for the University of Westminster (Faculty: Architecture & the Built Environment) 2012 to 2015.
He is an avid sailor and likes skiing and shooting.
- Business rates consultancy
- Empty Rates Relief
- Material Change Circumstance
- Rates Liability Auditing
- Commercial lease advice
- Commercial rent reviews