Empty Property Rates

Are you struggling to pay business rates on your empty property and did you know, empty property rates are an avoidable tax? Roger Hannah can devise strategies to mitigate your liability. We illustrate 3 approaches to empty rates mitigation:

Temporary Occupation

We can develop a strategy allowing you to benefit from empty rates exemption periods with the potential to reduce your empty rates liability by up to 100%.

Prohibition by Law

Where occupation of a property is prohibited by law rates should not be payable. We have a track record of successfully achieving reductions of 100% on such grounds.

Refurbishment / Redevelopment

Properties undergoing significant refurbishments / redevelopment are not rateable, although many Authorities try and resist granting exemptions. We have vast experience and 100% success rate in dealing with this complex issue.

We were able to successfully argue that properties undergoing extensive works of refurbishment or a development for change of use are not capable of beneficial occupation as at the date of strip out, therefore there should be no rates liability for the duration of these works.

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