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Applying for buildings and empty property relief

Apply for empty property relief

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Business rates will not be payable in the first three months that a property is empty.  This is extended to six months in the case of certain industrial properties.  After this period, rates are payable in full regardless of whether there is a change of owner or tenant.

Business Rates are not charged if the property is empty and:

  • It is a small property with a rateable value of less than £2,900
  • A 'Listed Building'