Business rate reliefs

Partially empty and unused properties

If part of your property is not being used and is completely unoccupied for a short time, you may be eligible for rate relief on the part of your property that is clearly unoccupied and beyond use for a short period of time.

We can ask the VOA to divide the current rateable value between the parts of the property that are occupied and those which are not occupied.

If your application for this rate relief is successful, you will pay full rates on the occupied part of the property and the current empty property rate rules will apply to the unoccupied part.

If you think you are eligible, please fill in our online form:

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