Business Rates Services for Landlords

QuoinStone Professional Services provide advice to landlords seeking to reduce their commercial property business rates liability.

Using a wealth of experience and expertise, we can reduce, manage and in some cases, remove liabilities completely.

 

Commercial property business rates are a complex tax and are often under-prioritised by property owners. When dealing with business rates, the best approach is to be proactive. It is much easier, though not impossible, to mitigate a potential liability than to challenge past liabilities.

Our approach offers innovative and risk-free solutions to manage empty rates exposures. We work with our clients to strategically plan actions, interventions and mitigations to achieve the best results.

 

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How we can help

Landlords are only liable to pay the business rates after the property has been empty beyond the rates free period. There are a number of ways in which we can help to reduce or remove those liabilities going forward.

Permanent Solutions for empty buildings

Permanent Solutions for empty buildings

These solutions can often provide 100% saving to the landlord but fewer properties qualify. Click here to find out more.

Temporary Solutions for empty buildings

Temporary Solutions for empty buildings

These solutions can save between 33% and 100%, with the majority of properties being able to qualify. Click here to find out more.

 

Looking after your tenants

As a landlord, we are increasingly seeing property owners take a proactive role in reducing their tenant’s rates liabilities to help to ease their overall occupational costs.  This is good for all parties given the cumulative pressure on business costs due energy price rises and the compounding effect of inflation.

 

Learn how we can help occupiers

 

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss how we may be able to help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Our handy tools

We understand that Business Rates is a very complex area of property, and our many years of experience has led to us having a unique and expansive knowledge of the subject. We have worked hard in order to develop and produce useful tools that enable us to share this knowledge in the most digestible way possible. See below some examples of the useful tools we have produced so far.

Rates Revaluation Timeline

Rates Revaluation Timeline

Keep an eye on key dates surrounding the Rates Revaluation.

Business Rates Savings Calculator

Business Rates Savings Calculator

We provide up to the minute advice in a rapidly changing world, where office accommodation requirements continue to evolve.

Reporting

Reporting

Our team will ensure that you find inspiring and productive spaces that help your business to thrive.

 

Our Approach to Reducing Rates

We assess the potential for our clients to mitigate their business rates liability. Depending on a broad range of circumstances, there are actions we recommend to either remove the property from the rating list, appeal the level of rates paid or to introduce a short-term letting.

Broadly, a permanent removal or reduction of liability is the preferred route (Option 1 & 2 below), although temporary reduction measures can be put into place particularly where a property is expected to be re-let in the short to medium term (Option 3 below).

 

Short-term Rates Mitigation Process

We assess the potential for our clients to mitigate their business rates liability.

We work with numerous tenants who rent commercial buildings across the UK.

We identify a suitable tenant for the vacant commercial space.

The tenant leases the space from the landlord and manages the payment of business rates.

We work with tenants who occupy the space with minimal disruption.

Once the tenant vacates at the end of the lease, then the owner will benefit from a new 3-month rate free period.