Pie Jackers

Pie Jackers – £8,750 refund, a 35% reduction & £0 rates payable

A former solicitors office in Middlesborough was converted to a modern restaurant in 2019 and the rateable value was set at £18,000.

The tenant had taken occupation prior to the rating list entry. They were surprised by the new rateable value of £18,000.  The property owner suggested they instruct Biz Rates to act on their behalf.

Following the check, the challenge was successful in reducing the rateable value to £11,750, below the small business rate threshold, meaning the tenant pays no business rates until the end of the 2017 rating list, giving an overall saving of £8,750 per year.

  • Old rateable value: £18,000
  • New rateable value: £11,750
  • Rateable value saving: £6,250
  • Percentage saving: 35%
  • Refunded: £8,750 in 2019/2020
Pie Jackers Business rates savings

Julie Fletcher, Pie Jackers

“We were recommended Jonathan Weastell by the property owner.

The whole process was dealt with efficiently and I was extremely pleased with the end result.

It makes our business much more viable.”

Jonathan Weastell, Head of Rating

“This property was valued by the Valuation Office as a restaurant on an overall basis, should it have been zoned as a shop?

With local knowledge and liaising with local property owners I negotiated a reduction that was in line with both an overall basis and a zoned basis.

I was delighted to achieve a reduction that meant the new venture can continue.”

Jonathan Weastell, MRICS Surveyor, Biz Rates UK Ltd

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