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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, i.e. warehouse, workshop, factory etc.)

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

Last updated Thursday, 16th March 2017

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