Crawley Business Rates

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.

Crawley Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for the borough of Crawley. One third of Crawley’s council is elected each year, followed by one year without an election. Crawley business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Crawley region.

A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Crawley. Properties such as department stores in the retail 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.

Crawley also relies heavily on the transport and storage sector, which accounts for 25.7% of employment in the Crawley area. Crawley business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the transport and storage sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Crawley area is the finance and insurance industry, which makes up 3% of employment – higher than the average in England. Your business rates in Crawley 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 the Crawley area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Crawley 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 Crawley and the rest of England and Wales.

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