Hammond Associates assist you with empty rate relief, legally and ethically.
We help you to reduce your costs with savings on empty property insurance, weekly inspections and security. It makes your empty property more lettable by enhancing the building’s appeal; by increasing footfall and improving the area, which in turn supports local businesses. We also provide positive PR to help you increase your profile within the local community.
Questions and Answers
Hammond Associates offer a tried and tested business rate mitigation scheme, that works with Charities in occupation of commercial property.
Yes, it is completely legal and ethical.
We work in partnership with established charities that have been in existence for at least 20 years.
There are no upfront charges. All fees are taken from savings generated. On average, you will save between 50% and 70% on your business rates.
Yes, they pay the rates at a reduced rate after the relevant reliefs have been applied.
We have a 99.9% success rate.
Yes, all rates are payable in the unlikely event that they don’t obtain relief.
They are contractually obliged to pay a peppercorn rent if requested.
No, the charity will occupy it until the property is sold or let. We do not exploit the 43-day rule.
This is discretionary, if and when, they are entitled to empty rate relief, we make an application.
Any empty commercial property in a habitable state.
Generally it is a is 30-day notice period.
Yes – everything is quite flexible, and a win-win situation for you as a landlord and of course the charity.
We can have a charity in situ within 24 hours, if required.