Unoccupied non-domestic properties may be liable to empty property rates which are charged at 100% of the normal liability. Liability begins after the property has been empty for 3 months or, in the case of factories and warehouses, after the property has been empty for 6 months. Certain types of property are exempt from empty property rates.
Please notify the Council as soon as the property becomes vacant and when it becomes re-occupied.
Part occupied properties (S44A)
Properties which are partly occupied may apply via their local council to the valuation office to have the rateable value apportioned to reflect the occupied and unoccupied areas.
To apply for S44A relief please download, complete and return the following form with supporting evidence (contact details at the bottom of this page):
S44A application form