Challenge

To deliver a cost effective security and business rates saving proposal for a leisure industry client applying for change of use

Response

Property guardian solution recommended in order to protect the property, remove it from the NDR (Non Domestic Rating) list and bring it into Council Tax during the time guardians are in place

Action

Property was adapted for guardian occupation
Business rates saving process completed through direct consultation with VOA
Remedial works carried out
Shower facilities installed on each floor
Fire protection upgraded
NICEIC electrical & gas safety tests performed
Water system tested for legionella and chlorinated

Result

The property was secured with guardians in occupation

Business rates saving was achieved in excess of £150,000

Client is progressing with consultations and planning application