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Business Rates: Part Occupied Relief

Relief TypeRelief %Who QualifiesHow to Claim
Part Occupation ReliefAny % and amountAny business can make application for Part Occupation Relief part of a property is unoccupied for a 'short period of time'. When exercising discretion the Council must apply the general rule that a person who occupies part of a property is deemed to occupy the whole of the property. It is not intended that because part of a property is not in use that it should be taken out of rating. However, where there are practical difficulties in occupying or vacating a property in one operation, or where a building or manufacturing site becomes temporarily redundant it might be reasonable to award rate relief. Part Occupation Relief is now time limited to 3 months for most businesses and 6 months for industrial properties due to the introduction of the Empty Property Relief changes.Application to provide eligibility of entitlement followed by an inspection of the premises.





  • Phone: Council Tax / Business rates team on 01597 827463  (This is a 24 hrs phone service, however should you need to speak to an officer, office opening hours 9am - 4pm Mon - Fri)
  • Email:
  • Write to us at: Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG

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