Posted 15 March, 2012 SERVICES

OBI provides a full service covering business rates valuation and liability. We commit to minimising our clients exposure to business rates and offer advice on all aspects of business rates.

With effect from the 1st April 2008 empty property (with certain exemptions) has attracted full rate liability. This, along with the current economic downturn and the fact that the rate poundage will be increasing by 5.6% with effect from the 1st April 2012, has impacted on the owners of empty property particularly severely. It is, therefore, imperative that the owners of empty property take professional advice to ensure that:

  • the rateable values of their properties are correct
  • they are taking advantage of those exemptions that are available
  • their rate bills are correct
  • that they generally take all the necessary steps to mitigate their empty rate liability.