07 Apr 21 by Christie Harvey
It’s not just offices, retail and industrial units we help with business rates checks and challenges – we recently helped a client save £3000 as they went through a change of use from a GP surgery to a funeral parlour.
Business Rates Challenge
We were acting on behalf of a local Client who had recently acquired a doctors surgery with the intention to use the unit as a funeral parlour. This change of use required substantial internal works to provide the funeral parlour facility, during which time they would be liable to pay 100% of the business rates liability.
Our client would not be capable of beneficial occupation throughout the period of works, however, would still be liable for the full business rates cost.
On commencement of the redevelopment works, we submitted a detailed Check with supporting evidence to the VOA, with the aim of reducing the rateable value to £0 throughout the period of works.
Our check submission was successful, saving our client £3,000 over the 5 month programme of works.
To find out how Vickery Holman could help you with business rates, please contact Christie Harvey in our Truro office.