An empty property with a rateable value of up to £2,900 is exempt from an “empty” rates charge. Any empty property above this threshold could give rise to empty property rates being due.
Rate free periods do apply between occupations. For industrial property, the rate free period is six months from the date the property became unoccupied.
For all other property the period is three months. A change of owner or landlord within any free period does not trigger another full free period.
The Council undertakes unannounced visits and other checks using third party information from authorised agencies or organisations to prevent fraud.
Last Updated on Monday, July 13, 2020