Unoccupied and partly occupied

Business Rates are not payable for the first three months that a property is empty. This may be extended to six months for certain industrial properties.

Full rates are payable after this time, however in some cases the rate may be reduced by the Government by order, for example for charities and community amateur sports clubs.

Any reduction by order will be shown on your bill.

If the property is occupied or partly occupied you are liable to pay full Business Rates. However, if the property is partly occupied for a short time we have discretion to award relief in certain cases.

Please email or call 01932 838383 for more information.

Get in touch about business rates

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.