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.
Kent County Council is the local governing body responsible for the county of Kent. The county council consists of 81 elected councillors. Kent County business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Kent County region.
A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Kent County. Properties such as office buildings 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.
Kent County also relies heavily on the retail sector, contributing to the overall estimated GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of £45 billion in 2019 in the Kent County area. Kent County business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Kent County area is the business administration and support industry, which accounts for 54,000 jobs. Your business rates in Kent 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 the Kent County area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Kent 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 Kent County and the rest of England and Wales.