RVA Helps Kid’s Play Area to Buy
New Equipment by Reducing Business Rates

Case study:

Go Kidz Go Ltd | Midlands

Go Kidz Go is a staple in its community; offering a safe, fun-packed environment for all children to play in. This indoor adventure playground has made plenty of strides in investing in the best equipment across Europe, and with over 60,000 visitors a year, it comes as no surprise.

KEY
FACTS

33%
REDUCTION

£13,000
REBATE

Warehouse
PROPERTY TYPE

The Challenge for the Client

While the client had previously reviewed their business rates, they found that fluctuations inthe sector made it inconsistent and convolutedto navigate. As such, they decided to engage a specialist business rates reduction service who could not only reduce rates, but the hassle as well. With this in mind, the client
decided to go with RVA Surveyors; bolstered by our proven history of achieving reductions and ‘no reduction, no fee’ policy.

The Solution

Once appointed by Go Kidz Go, a surveyor was promptly dispatched to carry out a full on-site inspection to collect the necessary measurements, create new floor plans, and gather evidence not only from the property, but also from their extensive research into the local area. Once this evidence was collected, the surveyor began to build a case in favour of pushing for a reduction in the client’s business rate liability.

It was quickly realised by the surveyor that a significant reduction was possible. With this in mind, RVA submitted a Check (the first step of the Check, Challenge, Appeal, process) on behalf of the client.

The Outcome

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) replied quickly with their initial response –
unfortunately, they did not accept RVA’s proposed revisions. However, disagreeing with the VOA’s decision, RVA Surveyors decided to lodge a Challenge. With this further evidence, the VOA agreed that the Rateable Value (RV) of the client’s property should be reduced from £37,000 to £28,500. This 33% reduction of the RV was backdated to the beginning of the rating list, 1st April, and will remain in place until 31st March 2023.

Client Comments and Recommendation

“With the backdate savings, worth £13,000, we’ve been able to invest in our premier play centre with brand new vinyl flooring for a huge section of the building. I would absolutely recommend RVA to any other business that thinks it may be paying the wrong business rate. Undertaking the process with RVA was great because they work on a no win no fee basis, so it’s just a risk free way of saving potentially a lot of money – and you may be surprised with the amount you could be saving!”

Go Kidz June 6, 2022