Gravesham 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.

Gravesham Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for the borough of Gravesham in Kent. Gravesham 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 Gravesham region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Gravesham. Properties such as offices 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.

Gravesham also relies heavily on the administration and support services sector, which accounts for 14.9% of employment in the Gravesham area. Gravesham business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the administration and support services sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Gravesham area is the retail industry, which accounts for 10.4% of employment in the area. Your business rates in Gravesham 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 Gravesham area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Gravesham 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 Gravesham and the rest of England and Wales.

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