Overview of Northern Ireland business

Business premises and rates in Northern Ireland


If you are starting up or expanding, you must think carefully about your needs. Both the property and the location must suit your business. You should also consider the rates you will have to pay.

Finding premises in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a variety of workspaces for new and expanding businesses. This includes property in business parks and industrial estates. You can find new, purpose-built office space throughout the province.

Invest Northern Ireland (NI) can advise you on finding a property.

You can also search our commercial property database.

Estate agents can also help you find suitable property. Most estate agents have details of agricultural and commercial properties as well as homes - the National Association of Estate Agents offers an estate agent search.

For more information, see choosing business property.

Paying rates

All businesses pay rates to help fund local and central services. The amount you will have to pay depends on the rateable value of the property. It also depends on the rate set by the local council. It is calculated and collected by the Land and Property Services and they provide an online rates calendar that you can use.