Business Rates Mitigation

How Charity Can Help Avoid Paying Business Rates

Busi­ness rates are a sub­stan­tial bur­den on a busi­ness, restrict­ing invest­ment and impact­ing on prof­itabil­i­ty. Vacant prop­er­ties will not be expect­ed to pay busi­ness rates for a peri­od of three months after they become emp­ty, although this can vary depend­ing on prop­er­ty type, size and loca­tion. After this peri­od, the ratepay­er can become liable to pay these rates again, even if the prop­er­ty remains unoccupied.

How VPS can help mit­i­gate vacant prop­er­ty busi­ness rates

Effec­tive man­age­ment of your busi­ness rates can gen­er­ate sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings. There­fore, care­ful plan­ning is cru­cial, par­tic­u­lar­ly where the prop­er­ty is to remain vacant for a longer period.

Work­ing in part­ner­ship with our nation­al part­ner, Vacant Space Man­age­ment (VSM) Ltd, VPS takes com­plete own­er­ship of the process. We pro­vide a spe­cial­ist ser­vice that makes alle­vi­at­ing the rates on vacant com­mer­cial prop­er­ty, easy. We deploy bespoke strate­gies to both mit­i­gate busi­ness rates and where pos­si­ble seek to cre­ate income for landlords.

  • Reduce bot­tom line prop­er­ty costs and max­imise the sav­ings on rates bills
  • Reduce the amount com­mer­cial prop­er­ty own­ers pay in rates
  • Min­imise expo­sure to liability

VPS busi­ness rates mit­i­ga­tion schemes for emp­ty com­mer­cial property

Prop­er­ty guardians

This social­ly accept­able and com­mer­cial­ly effec­tive method of secur­ing vacant com­mer­cial prop­er­ty pro­vides almost 100% cost sav­ing of using tra­di­tion­al secu­ri­ty meth­ods. More­over, hav­ing your prop­er­ty in use and occu­pied while you are focus­ing on its future sale, devel­op­ment or re-let means risks such as arson, squat­ting, met­al theft, van­dal­ism are sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced. Our guardians are all work­ing pro­fes­sion­als, ful­ly vet­ted, ful­ly ref­er­enced and only placed in your prop­er­ty after a rig­or­ous selection

Empty Property Business Rates Mitgation Schemes

It is an effec­tive way to mit­i­gate busi­ness rates where min­i­mum use and intru­sion of a com­mer­cial prop­er­ty is nec­es­sary. We use a care­ful­ly select­ed set of com­pa­nies that will make non-inva­sive use of the prop­er­ty, allow­ing you to con­tin­ue mar­ket­ing effec­tive­ly. It could be schemes such as short-term stor­age of low val­ue goods or dis­play and sale of import­ed art works.

Char­i­ty exhibitions

Hold­ing a pro­gramme of char­i­ty exhi­bi­tions in a vacant com­mer­cial prop­er­ty can deliv­er emp­ty prop­er­ty rate sav­ings in excess of 95% per year.

Char­i­ty occu­pa­tion and hubs

This involves the let­ting of the prop­er­ty to a com­pa­ny with char­i­ta­ble sta­tus. A reg­is­tered char­i­ty occu­py­ing emp­ty com­mer­cial prop­er­ty is enti­tled to 80%-100% busi­ness rate relief. In addi­tion, land­lords can ben­e­fit from low­er insur­ance and secu­ri­ty costs.

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Avoid Paying Vacant Property Business Rates

If you have prop­er­ty that is cur­rent­ly or soon-to-be vacant, con­tact us to find out how we can help you mit­i­gate busi­ness rates liability.

Call us on 0330 005 5300