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.
Hart Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Hart in Hampshire. It was formed in 1974, where it combined the then urban district of Fleet, and the Hartley Wintney Rural District. Hart 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 Hart region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Hart. Properties such as warehouses and 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.
Hart also relies heavily on the accommodation and food services, which in 20212 employed over four thousand people. Hart District council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the accommodation and food services. Another large contributor to the economy in Hart is the information technology industry, where 14% of the workforce was employed in 2012. Your business rates in Hart 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 Hart. 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 Hart and the rest of England and Wales.