Havering Council 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.

Havering London Borough Council is the local authority responsible for the London borough of Havering. It is one of thirty-two boroughs in the capital. Havering Council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as gift shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Havering region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Havering. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses 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.

Havering also relies heavily on the retail sector, which accounts for over 10% of roles in the region. Havering Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Havering is the transport and storage industry, which brings in 7,000 jobs to the area. Your business rates in Havering 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 Havering. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Havering 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 Havering and the rest of England and Wales.

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