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Business Rates - Mitigation
When a commercial property is first vacant there is a rates free period of three months for most properties and six month for industial properties. After this period, the ratepayer will generally become liable to pay these rates again, even if the premises remain empty.
There are complex rules which govern empty rates but but by using our 30+ years experience our team will develop strategies to mitigate, empty rates.
Planning is key, particularly where the property is to remain empty for a long period of time and we are able to offer long and short term strategies to migiate your business rates liability.
James Burkitt MSc MRICS
Director - Business Rates