East Hertfordshire 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.

East Hertfordshire District Council is the local governing body responsible for the non-metropolitan district of East Hertfordshire. East Hertfordshire District Council 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 East Hertfordshire region.

A typically large industry is the professional, scientific and technical sector, which can also be subject to business rates in East Hertfordshire. Properties such as office buildings in the professional, scientific and technical 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.

East Hertfordshire also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, which represents 16.7% of roles in the region. East Hertfordshire District Council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in East Hertfordshire is the construction industry, where companies work delivering across the UK. Your business rates in East Hertfordshire 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 East Hertfordshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your East Hertfordshire 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 East Hertfordshire and the rest of England and Wales.

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East Hertfordshire July 5, 2022