Reduce my business rates
Business rates are usually one of the largest items of expenditure for a business occupier, after rent and wages.
This liability has exerted more pressure on businesses since the government abolished empty property business rates relief, particularly for owners of empty property. Business rates mitigation is a viable method of reducing these rates and one we are well versed in facilitating, legitimately. We can provide various other help and advice on properties that are empty for long periods of time.
With this and, from 1 April 2011, 100% empty property relief only applying to properties with a 2010 rateable value of under £2,600, it is crucial that business occupiers are properly advised as to their rates liability and whether any cost savings can be made.
Business occupiers who act now can save money by using a business rates consultant to reduce business rates and obtain a business rates rebate.
We can provide help and advice on:
- Calculating business rates
- Appealing your business rates 2010 valuation
- Business rates mitigation
- Completing ‘requests for information’
- Business rates exemption
- Empty business rates
- Rate relief for small businesses
- Agreeing temporary allowances with local authorities
- Challenging completion notices/prior agreeing assessments for new buildings
The ‘valuation date’ on which the 2010 Rating list is compiled is 1st April 2008 and it is important that your business rates consultant has accurate, in-depth knowledge of the market sector at this time so that they can give you reliable advice and also put forward a compelling argument in their negotiations with the Valuation Office in the event of an appeal. As leading independent property specialists in the Midlands commercial property sector, KWB has a wealth of first hand, reliable evidence at their disposal.
KWB provides impartial business rates advice with fees geared to savings for the client, until you make a saving, this is a free service and our fees are a percentage of the savings you make.
Want to know more?
Contact Martin Cook0121 212 5993