DWD act for Novartis on business rates matters in respect of their site in Horsham.
The management and execution of value appeals and exemption applications has yielded significant savings for Novartis. Following the phased vacation of the site we obtained an escalating sequence of Section 44A certificates followed by 100% empty rate relief. This resulted in empty property exemptions that ran for more than 18 months.
Negotiations on rateable value during the demolition process have yielded further significant savings with a favourable sequence of rateable value reductions being put in place. Appeals at this site remain ongoing.
DWD continue to provide advice for Novartis in respect of 2010 and 2017 List business rates matters.
Please contact Alan Vickery for further information.