21 Feb 22 by Jordan Kennedy
We recently saved our Client, the occupier of a large office building, £80,000 in business rates during a programme of refurbishment.
If your property is uninhabitable due to redevelopment works, it may be possible to reduce your RV or have it removed from the Rating List altogether. We have had recent success in removing a client’s property from the 2017 Rating List, effectively reducing their business rates liability to £0 during a programme of redevelopment works.
An office building was undergoing significant refurbishment and our Client, the owner-occupier, continued to be liable for business rates despite being unable to occupy the building during the works.
We submitted a detailed check with extensive supporting evidence to the VOA and negotiated on the Client’s behalf.
The outcome was the successful removal of the property from the 2017 Rating List whilst the works were being carried out. This resulted in a business rates rebate and an overall saving of £80,000.