Reduce your business rates

Partly occupied properties

A ratepayer is liable for the full non-domestic rate whether a property is wholly occupied or only partly occupied.

Where a property is partly occupied for a short time, the local authority has discretion in certain cases to award relief in respect of the unoccupied part.

If this applies to your business, please complete our online form.

What you will need

To complete and submit the online request, you will need to have the following details:

  • Liable party details, such as contact details and property address
  • Your business rates reference number (this is available on your bill)
  • Details on the objectives of the organisation and how they are achieved
  • Membership details if applicable to your business
  • Registration numbers if applicable to your business
  • Details on any funding
  • A copy of your latest audited accounts

Apply for business rates discretionary relief

Our discretionary rate relief policy is available to download.