Business Rates Property Merging
Merging your property into one assessment
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We can assist you with the majority of your valuation office administrational requirements. We have outlined a list of services we provide that can help you deal with the valuation office agency effectively and efficiently.
Merging two or more properties to get one rating assessment
The merging of two or more properties to create one assessment must be carried out via the valuation office online portal. Back in the old days, these merges were carried out by paper copy. Not any more. You must become familiar with the valuation office online portal or find a competent business rates agent like Steve Adams or Mark Allen to do it for you.
In order to merge a property together the properties must be touching. You cannot merge the property into one assessment if you have two separate occupiers stationed within the two separate areas. The property can be empty or occupied by one tenant in both areas. Then you can merge properties.
Get yourself familiar with the online portal by first registering with the valuation office agency to create your account. Here is the link to register either as an organisation (Ltd etc) or as an individual (sole trader). https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/business-rates-property-linking/start
To understand your merging requirements more properly, contact Mark Allen or Steve Adams for free business rates advice on either how to merge a property or if you would like us to do it for you.
Splitting your commercial property into separate assessments
For splitting a commercial property into more than one assessment visit this page.
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Want to know how to contact the valuation office agency
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is an executive agency of the UK government responsible for providing valuations and property advice to support taxation and benefits. The VOA can help you with a variety of things, including:
Understanding your property's Council Tax band
Calculating your business rates liability
Applying for Local Housing Allowance
Appealing a valuation
If you need help from the VOA, you can contact them in a number of ways:
Online: You can use the VOA's website to find information about valuations, benefits, and other services. You can also use the website to contact the VOA by email or to request a call back.
Telephone: You can call the VOA's customer service line on 0300 050 1234. The line is open from 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Post: You can write to the VOA at:
Valuation Office Agency PO Box 340 Coventry CV1 1ZZ
If you have a specific issue that you need help with, you should contact the VOA as soon as possible. The VOA may be able to help you resolve your issue quickly and easily.
Here are some additional tips for getting help from the VOA:
Be clear about what you need help with. The VOA will be able to help you more effectively if you can provide them with a clear explanation of your issue.
Have all of your relevant paperwork ready. This may include your property's title deeds, your Council Tax bill, or your business rates assessment.
Be patient. The VOA may be busy, so it may take some time for them to get back to you.