East Sussex 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 Sussex County Council is the local governing body responsible for the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex. East Sussex business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as convenience stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the East Sussex region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in East Sussex. Properties such as warehouses and office buildings in the construction 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 Sussex also relies heavily on the retail sector, which accounts for 20,000 jobs in the region. East Sussex small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in East Sussex is the accommodation and food services industry, which represents 9% of the roles in the workforce. Your business rates in East Sussex 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 Sussex. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your East Sussex 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 Sussex and the rest of England and Wales.

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