Business Rates: Part Occupied Relief
- Relief Type: Part Occupation Relief
- Relief %: Any % and amount
- Who Qualifies: Any 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.
- How to Claim: Application to provide eligibility of entitlement followed by an inspection of the premises.
Please note that from 23rd March the council tax/ business rates & awards service will only be taking calls between the hours of 9am till 1pm. We aim to have a full complement of staff during these hours to help improve call response times.