Business Rates (also known as non-domestic rates) are a tax levied by the government on all commercial premises. The Rateable Value of a property is set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and collected by your local authority.
Chichester District Council is the local governing body responsible for Chichester District. Chichester District council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as department stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Chichester District region.
A typically large industry is the property sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Chichester District. Properties such as offices in the property sector can be incorrectly valued as usually their use can change over many years, and information may not have been updated with the VOA. This can have a huge impact on business running costs, as business rates can be in the top five costs for a business.
Chichester District also relies heavily on the forestry and fishing sector – including the horticulture sector. Chichester District council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the forestry and fishing sectors. Another large contributor to the economy in Chichester District is the agriculture industry, where companies can work with anything from food processing to logistical management. Your business rates in Chichester District can be affected by any disruption or adverse access to your property and backdated savings could apply to the beginning of the Ratings List.
RVA Surveyors offers a ‘no reduction, no fee’ service, giving reassurance to all businesses when tackling their business rates in Chichester District. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Chichester District Council business rates, there is no cost to the business. Whether commercial property owners or tenants, RVA are able to help business rates payers achieve reductions in their business rates across the Chichester District and the rest of England and Wales.