New build empty property exemption

Application for new build empty property exemption

All newly built empty commercial property completed between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2016 could be eligible for an exemption from empty property rates for the first 18 months, up to the state aid limits.

Regulations already provide that no business rates are payable for the first three months that a property is empty (or six months in the case of industrial property). If a newly built property is still empty at the end of the three or six month period, the property can benefit from a further new exemption for up to 18 months, subject to state aid limits. The property does not have to be continuously unoccupied to qualify, and separate empty periods will be allowed for the first 18 months, as long as the property was empty when first rated.

Download an application for new build empty property exemption below. Please ensure that you complete the form as fully as possible.

If you require any further information or assistance on how to complete the application form, please refer to the enclosed guidance notes or telephone the business rates team on the number shown on the right.

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New build empty property exemption application

Contact us

Council Offices
Wallfields
Hertford
SG13 8EQ

01438 242875
businessrates@hertspartnership-ala.gov.uk