Portrait Group

Trade & Merchants

Trade and merchants business rates are commercial property taxes applied to premises like wholesalers, distributors, and supply depots. These rates are a significant part of the operational costs, making it essential for businesses to manage them effectively.

Calculating business rates for trade and merchants properties involves applying a specific multiplier to the property’s rateable value, assessed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). This assessment considers factors such as location, size, and rental value. With the 2023 reforms introducing the “Check, Challenge, Appeal” system, it has become crucial for business owners to seek professional guidance to navigate and potentially reduce these rates. We specialise in providing tailored services for the trade and merchants sector, offering expert evaluations and handling the entire process to secure significant savings. Our goal is to alleviate the financial burden of business rates, ensuring your business remains financially viable and competitive.

We deploy local valuation experts who bring area-specific insights and proficiency, specifically tailored to the trade and merchants sector. Our team has extensive experience across multiple assessment periods, achieving significant reductions in commercial property taxes for various trade and merchant properties. So far we have achieved reductions for flooring companies and builders merchants amongst many others. Our success-based compensation model ensures fees are charged only on achieved savings, with no upfront costs. Our experts manage the entire tax reduction process, starting with a preliminary assessment or physical evaluation of the property to identify any overvaluation.

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