Waltham Forest 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.

Waltham Forest London Borough Council is the local authority responsible for the London borough of Waltham Forest – one of the thirty-two boroughs in the capital. Waltham Forest business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Waltham Forest region.

A typically large industry is the transport and storage sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Waltham Forest. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the transport and storage 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.

Waltham Forest also relies heavily on the retail sector, representing 12.2% of roles in the borough. Waltham Forest small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Waltham Forest is the business administration and support industry, which accounts for 9,000 jobs in the area. Your business rates in Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest and the rest of England and Wales.

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