Non Domestic Empty Claim

Empty rates relief is available to properties that are empty and unoccupied. 50% relief is available for the first 3 months a property is vacant followed by 9 months at 10% relief. No relief will be available after a property has been empty for one year.

The property must have been previously occupied for a minimum period of 6 months before empty rates relief can be considered.

The maximum backdate of relief for any new empty properties will be the start of the financial year in which the property becomes vacant.

100% empty property relief will be awarded to properties where the ratepayer is insolvent

For further information regarding Empty Rates relief please call the rates team on 01786 233175 or email