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.
Darlington Borough Council is the local governing body that oversees the Borough of Darlington and is a unitary authority and borough in County Durham. Darlington council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as office buildings, which make up the typical economy in the Darlington area.
A typically large industry is the engineering sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Darlington. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the engineering 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.
Darlington also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, especially in the field of biopharmaceuticals where Darlington is a leading player. Darlington Borough Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Darlington is the healthcare industry, which now accounts or 18.9% of the jobs in Darlington. Your business rates in Darlington 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 Darlington. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your 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 Darlington and the rest of England and Wales