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.
Oldham Council is the local governing body responsible for the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. It is one of ten metropolitan district councils in Greater Manchester, and one of thirty-six across England. Oldham 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 Oldham region.
A typically large industry is the wholesale sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Oldham. Properties such as warehouses in the wholesale 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.
Oldham also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which when compared with other districts is in fact overrepresented. Oldham council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Oldham is the automotive industry, where companies work with heavy machinery daily. Your business rates in Oldham 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 Oldham. 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 Oldham and the rest of England and Wales.