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.
Rochdale Borough Council is the local governing body for the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. It is a metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester. Rochdale council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Rochdale region.
A typically large industry is the hospitality sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Rochdale. Properties such as hotels in the hospitality 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.
Rochdale also relies heavily on the real estate sector, which in 2016 contributed 15% of Rochdale’s Gross Value Added (GVA) . Rochdale council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Rochdale is the logistics industry, which works with distributing products across the UK. Your business rates in Rochdale 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 Rochdale. 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 Rochdale and the rest of England and Wales.