Hertfordshire County 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.

Hertfordshire County Council is the upper-tier, local authority responsible for the non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire County business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and department stores, which make up the typical economy in the Hertfordshire County region.

A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Hertfordshire County. Properties such as office buildings and shops 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.

Hertfordshire County also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, of which provides 98,000 jobs to the area. Hertfordshire County business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Hertfordshire County is the construction industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in Hertfordshire County 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 Hertfordshire County. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Hertfordshire County 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 Hertfordshire County and the rest of England and Wales.

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Hertfordshire County July 5, 2022