RICS Regulated Contractor

FOI Number: 24027

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Published on 11 March 2024

WMFS OFFICIAL – NEW – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI24027 

Ref: FOI/24027 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST 

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your Freedom of Information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

1) Please confirm whether your Fire and Rescue Service have contracted an RICS regulated firm to provide advice in respect of business rates mitigation and appeals on your own properties? If so, we would be grateful for the following information; 

• Name of company instructed 

• Date of contract award  

• Contract expiry 

Reply 

Yes, we have contracted a RICS Regulated firm.  

Name: Wilkes, Head and Eve instructed to review 2023 rate assessments across the Estate 

Date of contract award: 28/06/23 

Contract expiry: After assessment of estate and resolution of any identified issues.  

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