Wealden District Council

Empty Property Rates Relief

You may be able to get relief if your property is empty and unused. Empty business properties are exempt from business rates for the first three months that they are empty. Industrial and warehouse properties qualify for a further three months exemption from business rates. After that, full business rates are normally payable. This is to provide a positive incentive to bring vacant shops, offices, factories and warehouses back into use.

From 1 April 2011 the rateable value threshold below which empty properties are exempt from rates is £2,600.

From 1 April 2017 the rateable value threshold below which empty properties are exempt from rates is £2,900.

Apply for Empty Property Rates Relief

If you would like to apply for business rate relief, please contact the business rates team using the details below, quoting the reference on your business rates bill.

Contact Business Rates