Hertsmere 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.

Hertsmere Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district and borough of Hertsmere. Hertsmere council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail shops and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Hertsmere region.

A typically large industry is the healthcare sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Hertsmere. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the healthcare sector can be incorrectly valued as usually their use may 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.

Hertsmere also relies heavily on the construction industry which accounted for 10.2% of employment in 2019. Hertsmere Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the construction sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Hertsmere is the financial and insurance industry, which make up 4% of the borough’s economy – higher than the UK average. Your business rates in Hertsmere 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 Hertsmere. 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 Hertsmere and the rest of England and Wales.

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Hertsmere June 15, 2022