Maughan Mitchell were instructed to advise Ecogen Recycling, in minimising their rates liability, during their move from Alresford to their new 40,000 sq ft, state of the art, HQ Recycling facility, in Kings Worthy, near Winchester.

By working closely with Winchester City Council we were able to agree a favourable ‘Completion Date’ for the new facility, from which Business Rates charges would commence, while also producing Empty Rates savings at Ecogen’s old facility.

We also worked closely with the Valuation Office, to achieve a sensible initial Rating valuation. Despite this, we still needed to raise a ‘Check’ appeal, to challenge certain aspects of the new Assessment. The result was us successfully secured a reduction, from £146,000 to £136,000 Rateable Value, showing very modest levels, reflecting the nature of the site and its unusual location.

Business Rates Savings, covering Ecogen’s new and old facilities amounted to approximately £100,000.

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