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Business Centres

When dealing with the business rates for business centres and serviced offices, it helps to understand the history behind a building's letting history and the circumstances that gave rise to the letting within the economic cycle.  As can be noted from the successful case outcome here, the location of the business centre in relation to the central business district and key transport routes could also be a factor.

In this case, we were able to demonstrate that a business centre is a different mode and category of occupation.  Although this sounds rather technical, it could have wide implications for other business centres and even alternative businesses, for example, where the rent is lower than the prevailing tone for that area, but the landlord appreciates they are needed as a part of a balanced tenant mix.

For more details of the impact of this case, please click here.