Heritage Auto Ltd

Heritage Automotive is one of the most successful and fastest growing automotive groups across Dorset, Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset and Wiltshire

Business Rates Savings of 7% – £22,000

The Client

Heritage Auto Ltd. is one of the most successful and fastest growing automotive groups boasting car showroom across Dorset, Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire. They have twelve franchise sites representing Audi, Peugeot, Skoda and Volkswagen.

 

The Instruction

Acting in a consultancy role I was looking for ways to reduce their rate liability on their premises at West Wilts Trading Estate near Westbury. The premises were assessed as a car showroom with ancillary workshops. My contention with the Valuation Office was that they were on an Industrial park and their main use was workshops so they should be assessed on that basis. After protracted negotiations the Valuation Office finally agreed.

 

The Result

Reduction in assessment from £157,000 to £146,000. A saving of 7% or more importantly £22,000 to the client. (It would have been substantially more if it were not for a number of buildings and land not previously assessed that had to be brought into assessment).