The VOA regional office will make the decision to reduce empty business rates. This process usually takes c. 12 weeks from start to finish and is back dated to the date our guardians first occupied the commercial building.
The local authority is then instructed by the VOA regional office to comply with the decision granted.
GGM has a 100% success rate in achieving empty business rate deductions.
The primary use of the property remains non-residential so when commercial activity can take place there is no change of use issues. The ancillary use of the property becomes temporarily residential due to guardian occupation.
The VOA instructs the Local Authority to band the ancillary use of the property for Council Tax liability.
If you have any questions regarding business rates, please don't hesitate to contact our very experienced team who will be happy to answer and help you reduce your costs on your void properties today.
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