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Helen Edwards

Senior Associate

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I’m a Senior Associate based in our Cardiff office working as part of the Rating team. I have 30 years’ experience in the provision of advice in rating, compensation, landlord and tenant and asset valuations with expertise in the retail sector.

I joined Gerald Eve in 2003 after working for ten years in the Valuation Office Agency. Part of my role includes advising clients on other non-appeal related rating matters in order to mitigate their rates liabilities, including empty property rates strategies and temporary business rates relief applications. I have extensive experience of dealing with rating matters on various classes of property including retail, restaurants, offices, industrial and universities.

I am responsible for the day to day management of a number of clients, advising on rating strategy, providing budgetary advice and updating on changes to rating law. These include Boots, EDF (NNB), Swansea University and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

 

MY RECENT PROJECTS

  • Rating lists – I have been involved with the 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2017 Rating Lists with successful negotiations on a wide spectrum of properties. This includes the preparation and presentation of cases at Valuation Tribunal.
  • Boots – I am the key contact for the national retailer Boots, advising on day to day rating matters and appeal strategy in order to mitigate liability.
  • Hinkley Point C – I provided business rates strategy and management advice during the construction phase of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

My Services