Our mitigation service can help landlords and tenants reduce the impact of empty rates on their bottom line.
Empty property rates – the background
Empty property rates are a punitive and regressive form of tax.
We’ve been at the forefront of campaigns to resist empty rates since the imposition of full rates on empty commercial and industrial properties in 2008. We’re confident that government policy will change in the interests of encouraging development for an emerging and revitalised economy.
In the meantime, our mitigation services can help reduce the impact of empty rates.
Tried and tested mitigation strategies to reduce your business rates bill
Our specialist team offers a variety of solutions, acceptable to local billing authorities, which can be tailored to your circumstances.
For example, building works projects invariably throw up rate savings opportunities. If you are carrying out building improvement or refurbishment works, you may achieve exemptions or reductions in empty rates liability.
We are also well connected to charities and short-term tenants who will take occupation of buildings and absorb the empty rates liability.
For more information on our empty rates service, contact us.