Victoria is a Partner and Head of the specialist Landlord & Developer team, focusing on providing rating appeal & consultancy advice tailored to the specific needs of landlord/developer ratepayers in managing their exposure to rates.
She provides extensive rating valuation and liability advice to both public and private sector clients and has over 25 years’ experience in the field, originally working for Westminster Council and other Central London Billing Authorities in the capacity of prosecuting court officer in Magistrate Hearings. As such, she has acquired first-hand experience of every known non-payment trick in the book and led the anti rate-evasion taskforce.
Since turning to private practice, Victoria specialises in providing strategic rating advice to large-scale landlord portfolios with a particular interest in the mitigation of voids, incorporating appeal work as far as the Upper Tribunal. She has also developed bespoke rate management solutions for several major property owners and has experience in dealing with all property types. She has experience of 5 rating lists throughout England and Wales.
Victoria is personally responsible for managing a portfolio of clients with a total RV in excess of £600M, is a member of the IRRV and is an active participant of the BPF’s Business Rates Committee. Victoria also acts as a Mentor to a number of younger professionals and gives of her time to the inclusion and diversity group at Montagu Evans.
- Rating valuation and liability advice
- Rating – development strategy
- Empty rate strategy and mitigation
- Rating completion notices
- Derwent London
- Mitsubishi Estates
- Adam Asset Management
- Max Barney
- Hillview Group