Business Rates on additional storage unit

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by sm9ai, May 31, 2019.

  1. sm9ai

    sm9ai UKBF Newcomer Free Member

    25 2
    Hi,

    We currently rent an office which has a ratable value of £6,400, hence zero business rates :)

    If we were to rent some additional storage (which is in the same building), would this count as second premises and mean we have to start paying business rates?
     
    Posted: May 31, 2019 By: sm9ai Member since: Sep 5, 2011
    #1
  2. WaveJumper

    WaveJumper UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

    564 100
    Posted: May 31, 2019 By: WaveJumper Member since: Aug 26, 2013
    #2
  3. sm9ai

    sm9ai UKBF Newcomer Free Member

    25 2
    OK, so it sounds like we would need to pay business rates.

    That annoyingly makes a storage place costing £1,000 a year, nearer £4,000!

    Is it possible to get the storage part combined with the main office (They do have joining doors) then get the value re-accessed?
     
    Posted: May 31, 2019 By: sm9ai Member since: Sep 5, 2011
    #3
  4. lgfa92

    lgfa92 UKBF Contributor Full Member

    31 0
    If they are interconnected or form a contiguous property (i.e. next door to each other )then they can, in some cases, be merged in to one assessment. You need to contact the Valuation Office and speak with them.
     
    Posted: Jun 1, 2019 By: lgfa92 Member since: Apr 15, 2017
    #4