We have had to change the way that some of our service operates to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to provide additional support for those affected.

When a premises becomes empty of stock it is referred to as a ‘void property’ and no rates are payable for the first 3 months. This is 6 months for certain industrial properties.

There are three exceptions which are exempt for all the time they are empty. These are:

  • Listed buildings or those subject to building preservation notices
  • Properties with rateable values below £2,600 from 1 April 2011, this increases to £2900 from 1 April 2017
  • Properties held by a charity or community amateur sports club as long it is to be used by the charity or club