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.
Maidstone Borough Council is the second level local governing body responsible for the Borough of Maidstone. Maidstone council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Maidstone region.
A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Maidstone. 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.
Maidstone also relies heavily on the administration services sector, with 11.8% of employment coming from the sector in 2019. Maidstone Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the administration sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Maidstone is the healthcare industry, which counted for 9.3% of employment in 2019. Your business rates in Maidstone 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 Maidstone. 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 Maidstone and the rest of England and Wales.