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Jerry Schurder

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Jerry is our Head of Business Rates with responsibility for co-ordinating and organising the partnership’s extensive rating business.

Jerry’s expertise is recognised by the key industry, trade and think tank organisations who regard him as the leading independent advisor to industry in the debate with government. He is:

A member of the RICS’ influential Rating and Local Taxation Policy Panel, of which he was Chairman from 2000 to 2005 and a past President of the Rating Surveyors’ Association.

A member of the RICS’ influential Rating and Local Taxation Policy Panel, of which he was Chairman from 2000 to 2005 and a past President of the Rating Surveyors’ Association.

Regularly called on to assist the British Retail Consortium, CBI, Federation of Small Businesses, the British Property Federation, the British Council of Shopping Centres, London First and the Business Centre Association to inform their policies on business rates as well as assisting with government lobbying

A past provider of evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on developing legislation and policy

A regular conference speaker on business rates

A member of the Valuation Office Agency’s Professional Bodies Liaison Group and the Valuation Tribunal Users’ Group

In addition to leading Gerald Eve’s 60+ rating surveyors who have saved clients over £2bn since the 2010 rating revaluation, Jerry devises and implements strategies to minimise rates liabilities for vacant property and oversees a specialist team dedicated to rates payment management services, taking over responsibility for paying clients’ rates bills and managing their liabilities, removing all the hassle of rates. The rapidly growing team is responsible for managing and paying over £1 billion in rates liabilities for over 35,000 client properties.

Jerry has been with Gerald Eve for over 30 years and has experience in most property sectors.