Seizing the opportunity to save

Planning to relocate, occupy new buildings or have done recently? Premises don’t need to be entirely empty to save on business rates or recover overpayments. If, for example, you’re relocating in stages, varying your warehouse capacity, or acquiring real estate, our GN Upsize-Downsize service could cut your rates down to size.

Rates relief is available where part or parts of your commercial space are not in use, or are not fully utilised, for short periods. The law does not define ‘short periods’, but in some instances, they can be as long as 12 months. However, relief is at the discretion of the billing authority and that’s where the problems can begin.

Part use includes

Part use can arise in a number of ways, such as:

  • the phased occupation and/or vacation of premises during relocation
  • seasonal variations in the use of a distribution warehouse
  • future expansion capacity not in current use
  • changes to the distribution network with stock levels reduced
  • part shutdowns on sites through maintenance work, or under emergency measures
  • parts affected by flooding or fire damage
  • parts not in use during refurbishment
  • half shifts or other work pattern changes

If any of these events are currently affecting any of your commercial space –¬†including underuse of land or car parking –¬†please contact us straight away.

GN Upsize-Downsize brings you the onsite services of a specialist team.
Our qualified surveyors will liaise with the relevant billing authority on your behalf. We’ll visit the premises and advise you on the best ways to use your space to maximise savings. In fact, we’ll take care of everything so you can focus on your other critical responsibilities. That’s not all. As we only charge when we secure a saving, you have nothing to lose by appointing us.

Let’s talk

If your business is upsizing, downsizing or relocating, there’s never been a better time to talk to Goodman Nash. We have the expertise and resources to submit a strong business rates claim and secure significant savings for your company, so please contact us today.
Refunding one-off business rates overpayments to your organisation.
Uncovering and refunding business rates overpayments across your property portfolio.
Helping minimise your business rates if you’re upsizing or downsizing your premises.
Helping reduced your rates if you have empty business property.
Helping Appeal your business rates.