Forensic auditing is a complex subject that involves a detailed analysis of rate liabilities over multiple Rating Revaluation periods. Our combined auditing and surveying expertise focuses on the identification of historic rate account anomalies and application of technical angles, which can lead to the recovery of monies from charging authorities.

The savings we recover through this auditing process will typically arise from:

  • Historic overpayments
  • Unclaimed credits
  • Billing errors
  • Application of reliefs
  • Certification issues
  • Legislative changes

Vail Williams offer a ‘stand-alone’ forensic audit. Unlike the lengthy procedures associated with rating appeals, our desk-top investigation of past rate accounts is relatively quick to process across portfolios, doesn’t clash with existing rating appeal instructions and, importantly, requires minimal client input.

This exercise is self-financing as our auditing team applies a performance-related ethos to the investigative process.

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Our business rates audit is an informal no-cost review of your current and future rates liability.

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Simon Moffatt

Simon Moffatt BSc FRICS IRRV ACIArb FNAEA FICBA