Derek joined Vail Williams in 2020 having previously worked for Gerald Eve, Altus Group and Savills.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry and provides advice on all aspects of business rate mitigation, with expertise in the industrial, office and leisure sectors across the south east of England.
He is a key client manager and regularly provides empty rate advice and estimate of Rateable Value (RV) for both developers and corporate occupiers.
Derek is also experienced in coordinating negotiations with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), most notably on behalf golf courses and car showrooms. He has also represented numerous pub and hotel operators resulting in substantial business rate savings.
Current key clients include Kia Motors, Independent Builders Merchants Ltd and West London Waste Authority.
In his spare time, Derek is a keen golfer, road cyclist and walker.
- Business rates advice
- Business rates mitigation
- Empty rates
- Estimate of Rateable Value (RV)
- Negotiation with Valuation Office Agency
Expanding property consultancy moves to larger offices
Expanding property consultancy Vail Williams has relocated to first floor space in refurbished Goldvale House, Woking to facilitate future business growth
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The next business rates Revaluation takes place on 1 April 2023.
Revaluation 2023: Beware changes to business rates
With the next revaluation of business rates on the horizon, our business rates team explores what will happen when, and what you need to know now, to prepare for Revaluation 2023.