Paul Messiter


London (City)

Contact Paul
T: +44 (0)20 7653 6845

Paul is a Partner in our London City office. As part of the property taxation team he advises on a wide range of valuation and rating issues. Paul specialises in the office market primarily in West London and the home counties.

Specific experience:
Clients include the Cadogan Estate, Soho Estates, Scottish and Southern Energy, Aberdeen Asset Management, Standard Life, Kuoni Travel, Sungard, and a number of serviced office providers including Regus, The Office Group, Halkin, Brook Street Offices and The Space.

Managing a team to undertake a ‘Shadow revaluation’ of all non-domestic rating assessments in England Scotland and Wales for the 2017 revaluation in which we were able to predict the UBR to within an accuracy window of 1.5%. This project enabled Gerald Eve to be the only surveying firm to provide accurate 2017 liability forecasts for all ratepayers in England, Scotland & Wales.

Negotiating savings on behalf of clients in the 2005 and the 2010 Rating Lists, through reductions in rateable values, deletions and temporary reliefs as well as advising on mitigating rates liabilities through empty rates and small business rates relief. In addition Paul has prepared and presented cases to the Valuation Tribunal on several occasions.

Managing all business rates issues for the national portfolio of Cadogan Estates and Kuoni Travel and assisting in the management of Scottish and Southern Energy’s property portfolio as well as the properties of our serviced office clients.

Providing advice to clients with regards to the splitting and merging of assessments and providing reports for the purposes of budgeting and estimating savings and liabilities.

Paul is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an RICS Registered Valuer, member of the Rating Surveyors Association and a manager of the London Rating Network.