Business Rate Reductions

Empty Business Properties

There is no business rates to pay on empty buildings for 3 months but, after that, most businesses then have to pay the full charge.

Some properties can get extended empty property relief, such as:

• industrial premises, such as warehouses, which are exempt for 6 months instead of 3
• listed buildings, which are exempt indefinitely until they are re-occupied
• buildings with a rateable value below £2,600 are exempt until they are re-occupied
• properties owned by charities are exempt if, when next in use, they will be occupied for charitable purposes
• community amateur sports clubs buildings if, when next in use, they will be used as a sports club