NON DOMESTIC RATES IMPOSED ON OUR HUMBLE VAN!

by GREG KINGE
(FOLKESTONE KENT (SHEPWAY))

Currently trading in a private car park selling hot & cold snacks (etc) for a few years now.. Suddenly & without warning we receive a non domestic rates demand from the local council & we question its legality.

So as to 'twist the knife' it’s been introduced retrospectively.. That’s correct, back dated & without even the opportunity to claim previous years small business relief!.. Of course we think its 101% unfair & are currently appealing..

Has anyone else out there encountered this dilemma & if so can you direct us to a source of inexpensive or free legal advice.. At every turn we are being thwarted by both the council & VOA who insist that we have to hand over whatever sum of money they decide to dream up.. Can you believe that our VW caddy van has a rateable value of £3500 per annum

The VOA have decided that our rateable value is deemed to be on a par with the local B&Q trailer permanently sited in a local business park..

The size & turnover of our set up is a fraction of the B&Q kiosk.. This is not a level playing field!.. This matter is squeezing us to the point where we will finally have to cease trading..

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Jan 22, 2013
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business rates
by: MR Burger

I am now paying bus . rates for mob. unit ..

Apparently it's the site that is rateable from where you trade, not the unit you are trading from..

Easy money for the council .


May 31, 2010
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i to have just been ordered to pay
by: Anonymous

i have just been orderer to pay business rates on my portacabin which i sell hot and cold food both eat in and out i have no running water , toilet, or electricity other that a generator and they wANT ME TO PAY OVER £100 i did not think that you had to pay business rates on a movable building

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