Local Authority owned & occupied property – Business Rates – COVID 19 Update


With a number of properties and land currently not being used due to the lockdown, Wilks Head & Eve (WHE) understand the impact this is having on many Local Authorities’ cashflow. Particularly those reliant on their owned and occupied property for ongoing revenue.

With many of the reliefs and grants announced by Government not being applicable to Public Sector bodies, you need to start reviewing other options available to you.

We can help you reduce your business rates payments
As specialists in Public Sector property rates, we are confident that we can review your existing portfolio and help you to either:

  • apply to have your property RV reduced on the basis of a Material Change in Circumstance or;
  • identify other exemptions and reliefs applicable to you

There are potentially a number of classes of property where valuation reductions may be possible and specialising in Public Sector Valuations means that Wilks Head & Eve are uniquely placed to achieve potential savings for Local Authorities during this difficult time. Typical property classes worth reviewing include;

  • Car Parks
  • Schools
  • Community Centres
  • Libraries
  • Theatres
  • Sports and Leisure premises

Many of the reductions require immediate action during the lockdown to ensure that effective dates are preserved – so instruct us now to deal with the cases without delay.

Find out more about our expertise in challenging RV’s in an article covered by LocalGov.

If you are interested in discussing this further please contact rmessenger@wilks-head.co.uk or atownsend@wilks-head.co.uk or call 07836 203002 to find out more.