St Albans 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.

St Albans Council is the local authority responsible for the district and city of St Albans, in Hertfordshire. St Albans business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and clothing stores, which make up the typical economy in the St Albans region.

A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in St Albans. Properties such as supermarkets and gift shops in the retail 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.

St Albans also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, which accounts for 20.8% of the roles in the region. St Albans business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in St Albans is the professional, scientific and technical industry, which accounts for 10,000 jobs in the area. Your business rates in St Albans 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 St Albans. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your St Albans 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 St Albans and the rest of England and Wales.

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