Owners of unoccupied non-domestic properties may be liable to empty property rates which are charged at 100% of the normal liability. Liability begins after the property has been empty for 3 months or, in the case of factories and warehouses, after the property has been empty for 6 months.
Certain types of premises are exempt from empty property rates:
- Properties with a rateable value below £2,600
- Listed buildings
- Properties where occupation is prohibited by law
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