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Relief for properties only partly occupied

We can give temporary relief  to ratepayers who are only using a part of their property where the rest is completely unused.

Relief under this section is only available where the unused part will remain so for a short time only. Such relief that is granted is stopped at the end of the rating year. If the part of your property that is unused is to remain empty for the foreseeable future and it is capable of being split from the part that is being used, the Valuation Officer may be requested to split the assessment.

If you feel that you wish to be considered for relief please complete an application form. The form can be completed on-line (or by hand) and needs to be printed, signed and returned by post.

When the form has been received, a Visiting Officer will visit your property to enable a determination to be made as to whether you would be eligible for relief. If it is decided that relief is appropriate the Valuation Officer will be requested to issue a certificate to show the rateable values of the occupied and unoccupied parts. A revised bill will then be sent.

Please note that until and unless you are sent a revised bill, your current rates remain payable.

Apply for partly occupied relief »

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