Premises have to be completely unoccupied to qualify for empty property relief.
Unoccupied non-domestic properties may be entitled to a reduction in the amount of rates payable. The level of relief afforded will depend on the reason the property is unoccupied, and the period of time being claimed.
Levels of relief available from 01/04/2016
Premises which are classed as exempt under the following categories will be entitled to 100% relief.
Empty property relief applications must be supported with documentary evidence; no relief will be granted retrospectively WITHOUT VERIFICATION that the property was empty.
Rates must continue to be paid in accordance with your rates notice until your empty property relief application has been assessed and replacement documentation issued.
To apply for Empty Property Relief please complete application.