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Rate reliefs

Unoccupied property relief

Once a commercial property becomes vacant and unoccupied, it will automatically attract a maximum 3 month exemption period (whilst standing empty) before empty rates are charged. If the property is classed as industrial use, it will attract a maximum 6 month exemption period whilst standing vacant. (Industrial use is normally defined by the property description, for example; warehouse, workshop, factory.)

There are other exemptions available from empty property rates, depending on the individual circumstances. View further details of these exemptions.

Last updated Wednesday, 13th April 2022

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