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Stuart Hicks – Director BSc (Hons) FRICS Dip Rating IRRV...
- Fellowship by Achievement of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- RICS Rating Diploma
- Diploma in Rating (IRRV)
- BSc (Hons) in Land Management
- Member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation
- Member of the Rating Surveyors Association
- Peel Holdings (Land & Property) Ltd v Mills (VO) RA/86/2014 – an examination of the 2008 economic crisis, resulting poor demand and the effect on rateable values.
- Antique Hypermarket Ltd v Dunlevey (VO) RA/68/2014 – the identification of the hereditament to be entered in the rating list and the correct interpretation of the rebus sic stantibus principle.
- Sunderland City Council v Pallion Engineering Ltd  – an examination of an occupier’s liability for non-domestic rates and the enforcement process undertaken by Billing Authorities.
- Belfast International Airport v Commissioner of Valuation VR/9/2016 – the application of the contractor’s basis method of rating valuation.
- Transport Infrastructure Ireland v Commissioner of Valuation VA17/5/523 – an examination of the exemption regulations in Ireland and the application of the receipts and expenditure method of rating valuation.
David Nunn – Director BSc MRICS Call: +44 (0) 113...
Adam Brooke – Director MRICS Call: +44 (0)161 817 4845...
Aaron Mcleod – Director BSc (Hons) IRRV (Dip) Call: +44...
Richard Scott – Director BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS Call: +44...
- Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Andrew Chandler – Director BA (Hons) MSc MRICS RICS Registered...
- Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- RICS Registered Valuer
- MSc Real Estate Management
- BA (Hons) Marketing and Management
Stuart Hicks (Belfast & Cardiff)
Stuart Hicks – Director
BSc (Hons) FRICS Dip Rating IRRV (Hons)
Call: +44 (0)161 817 4844
Mobile: +44 (0)7775 834324
Stuart practices in all aspects of rating, advising ratepayers in respect of their rateable values and rates liability. He has a great deal of experience and a strong reputation for conducting rating appeals across the UK and Ireland. He appears regularly as expert in respect of rating appeals before the tribunals.
Recently, he has been involved in multi-million pound cases for a number of airports (including Dublin Airport Authority and Belfast International Airport) and a range of infrastructure undertakings (including Port of Dover, Port of Liverpool and LUAS, Dublin).
Stuart holds the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Rating Diploma. First awarded in 1922, the RICS Rating Diploma has long been recognised as the gold standard in terms of measuring the capability of rating surveyors. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the RICS Rating Diploma Holders’ Section and he lectures on the Contractor’s Basis of rating valuation.
Stuart frequently advises in non-domestic rating cases and has considerable experience relating to whether rating list entries are correct, exemption issues, completion notices, empty property rates disputes, valuation issues and collection/enforcement matters.
Key appeals include:
David Nunn (Leeds)
David Nunn – Director
Call: +44 (0) 113 357 1324
David has 30 years of experience, joining Dunlop Heywood in 2011. Before joining Dunlop Heywood he was Estates Manager for Craegmoor Healthcare, a major national independent provider of support to around 4,000 people with learning disabilities and/or complex health needs. David managed Craegmoor’s vast estate of 370 UK properties comprising of offices, care homes, supported living units, independent hospitals, day care centres and further education colleges.
Before Craegmoor David spent a further 18 years with Bradford & Bingley Plc (latterly Abbey National Plc) as Head of Estate Management. Here he was responsible for the provision of estates services and overall estate management. He was responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to merge the split Head Office buildings in Skipton on to one site and the subsequent disposal of the surplus building
Adam Brooke (London)
Adam Brooke – Director
Call: +44 (0)161 817 4845
Mobile: +44 (0)7460 900030
Recognised as a leading rating advisor across the UK in respect of Receipts and Expenditure basis of valuation.
Member 2009 : Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Adam started his surveying career over a decade ago, specialising in business rates and has achieved savings in excess of £30m on behalf of a whole range of clients, including both major private-sector and public-sector bodies.
After a stint at Christie & Co he joined Dunlop Heywood in 2017 and concentrated his expertise in the public houses and hotels sector, building up an impressive portfolio of clients.
Adam has extensive experience in providing valuations for rating across all technologies and by combining knowledge of the industry with valuation expertise he provides reliable, specialist valuation services.
Aaron Mcleod (Manchester)
Aaron Mcleod – Director
BSc (Hons) IRRV (Dip)
Call: +44 (0)161 817 4856
Mobile: +44 (0)7789 764344
Recognised as a leading rating advisor across the UK in respect of various categories of property in respect of business rates administration and audit.
Member 2017 : Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation
Aaron was formerly Senior Business Rates Officer at Manchester City Council. He specialises in business rates audit, administration and mitigation. He has over 10 years’ experience running such teams.
He has successfully managed large property portfolios on behalf of property companies, investment funds and NHS Trusts.
Richard Scott (Manchester)
Richard Scott – Director
BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS
Call: +44 (0)161 817 4892
Recognised as a leading rating advisor across the UK in respect of various categories of specialist property types including sports stadia and gyms.
Richard practices in all aspects of rating, advising ratepayers in respect of their rateable values and rates liability and has been a member of the RICS since 2012.
He has experience in conducting rating appeals in England, Wales and Scotland, where he has also regularly attended tribunals as an expert witness. Richard acts for a variety of ratepayers and property owners including large commercial landlords and investment funds.
Recent notable successes have included significant reductions for a number of football stadiums.
Andrew Chandler (Newcastle)
Andrew Chandler – Director
BA (Hons) MSc MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer
Call: +44 (0)191 229 9714
Director Andrew joined Dunlop Heywood in 2013, following the merger with Bissett Kenning and Newiss. Having been active in the North East commercial property market for over ten years, Andrew has extensive regional knowledge with responsibility for valuation, agency, property management and lease advisory services.
Andrew acts on behalf of a wide range of clients including national businesses, charities, property companies, banks, pension funds, high net worth individuals and local independent businesses.