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Business Rates

Empty Property Rate Relief

Business Rates will not be payable in the first three months that a property is empty.

This can be extended to six months if the property was inherited and fits into one of these criteria:

  1. Constructed or adapted for use in the course of a trade or business
  2. Constructed or adapted for use for one or more of the following purposes:
    • The manufacture, repair or adaption of goods or materials, or the subjection of goods or materials to any purpose
    • Storage (including the storage or handling of goods in the course of their distribution)
    • The working or processing of minerals
    • The generation of electricity


Apply for Empty Property Rate Relief Online

Empty Property Rate Relief - Printable version. Please print, complete and send to the Council address