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.
Havant Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district and borough of Havant in Hampshire. Havant council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as department stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Havant region.
A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Havant. Properties such as offices in the manufacturing 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.
Havant also relies heavily on the retail sector, which accounts for 12% of all employment in the Havant area. Havant district business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the economy sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Havant area is the construction industry, which works with heavy machinery and the delivery of large loads. Your business rates in Havant 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 Havant area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Havant district 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 Havant and the rest of England and Wales.