DATE: Wednesday 4th November 2020
TIME: 11.00 to 11.45am
About this webinar
Our latest webinar includes insights from a guest speaker – ratings expert and IRRV Senior Vice President, Alistair Townsend. Building on a previous webinar which introduced the NEXUS missing property locator solution, this session looks at how this solution has since evolved and a Valuer focussed edition has been launched by Wilks Head & Eve (WHE).
Going beyond the simple identification of missing domestic and commercial properties this all-encompassing new rates finder service also analyses changes from residential to commercial properties, reviews changes between Lists, and identifies changes to existing commercial properties.
Alistair will provide insights into how this approach enables the rating professionals at WHE to work on behalf of Councils, focussing on more complex cases where properties may already be listed but have undergone significant change.
Collectively this next evolution of the technology called ‘NEXUS Professional’ incorporates the consolidated land, property and rating datasets of both Destin Solutions and Wilks Head & Eve, providing the largest, most comprehensive group of datasets available on the market today.
Using a combination of both automation; to trawl through masses of data to identify discrepancies, and detailed deep dive, expert manual analysis; to identify alterations, this approach closes the gap between what technology can deliver and what Valuers with decades of experience can bring to the table.
Why you should attend?
This webinar provides a brief overview of the NEXUS Professional, Valuer edition of the solution, revealing the type of missing and altered property matches you can expect to find in your Authority. It will also showcase how Clients will get full transparency on cases being worked, and how WHE will provide a full end-to-end service applying equal time and resource on the identification of new properties as it does to analysis of those that are under-valued or altered.
Director, Wilks Head & Eve
Alistair is a National Council member of the IRRV and Senior Vice President. He is currently Law and Research Portfolio Holder and Policy & Resources Committee member. He is also immediate Past President of the East Midlands Association and a former examiner in Council Tax Law.
He has worked within Local Taxation, Revenues and Benefits throughout his career, initially working for a couple of Nottinghamshire Councils and latterly as Head of Revenues & Benefits for Milton Keynes Council.
After some 28 years working in Revenues and Benefits on an employed basis, Alistair established his own business as a consultant specialising in Local Taxation, Revenues & Benefits and local authority Debt Collection.
In addition to these activities, Alistair works for Wilks Head and Eve assisting in the development, management and client service aspects of the Revenues Assurance service. He provides much of the free client training and advice and ensures that the service continues to innovate and develop to meet the needs of its local authority clients.
Duncan Baxter IRRV (Hons)
Director, Destin Solutions
Duncan worked for Lancaster City Council for 16 years and held a number of positions within Revenues Services. Since then Duncan has worked as a Consultant and Project Manager for a large private sector software company. As a Founding Director of Destin Solutions, he has been involved with Business Process Re-engineering in Revenues & Benefit services, creation of Electronic Procedure Manuals, software configuration and report writing. He is a member of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV), is a past president of the Lancashire & Cheshire IRRV Association and has spoken at IRRV Conferences both national and locally.