Non-Domestic Vacant Rating

Rate relief for business property that is unoccupied for at least six weeks, unfurnished and not used for storage purposes.

Summary:

Rate relief for business property that is unoccupied for at least six weeks, unfurnished and not used for storage purposes.

Eligibility criteria:

Generally, a property will be considered vacant for rating purposes where it is unoccupied, unfurnished and not used for storage purposes. To qualify for Non-Domestic Vacant Rating the property must:

  1. have a NAV of £2,000 or over
  2. be unoccupied
  3. be unfurnished
  4. not used for storage; and
  5. meet one of the exclusion criteria below


The exclusions are:

  • Qualifying Industrial Hereditament
  • Any occupation is prohibited by law
  • Any Occupation is prohibited by a public authority
  • Local Enterprise Agency (LEA)
  • Property is a listed building or is subject of a Building Preservation Notice
  • Property is a Historic Monument
  • Property is the responsibility of the Personal Representatives of a Deceased Person
  • Trustee Under Deeds of Arrangement
  • Liquidator
  • Company in Administration
  • Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission
  • Bankruptcy Order
  • Insolvency or Winding-up Order
Support organisation:
  • Land & Property Services (LPS)
Phone:
0300 200 7801
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