Covid 19 - Business Rate Relief

24 March 2020

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With homeworking now prevalent in many industries I write to recommend you contact your local authority, preferably in writing, notifying them of the date from which you vacated your building in order to undertake safe homeworking.

From the date the building becomes vacant you will enjoy exemption from empty property rate : 3 months for offices and shops and 6 months for factories and warehouses.

When contacting the local authority please quote your rate account number.

Should you have any questions or require any business rates advice please contact my colleague Charlie Dyer: charlie.dyer@coark.com or 02920 346 310.

Kind regards

Andrew West

Director – Business Rates

The Leekes Retail and Leisure Group have substantial property assets within the group and have engaged Andrew West to appeal against rating assessments on these properties since 2010. We have consistently been impressed by Andrew's knowledge of the property market and his negotiating skills have been exceptional. Given Andrew's outstanding performance, we would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to any business large or small seeking to appeal their rates liabilities.

Mike Fowler, Group Finance Director, Leekes Group