Empty Properties

Page updated on: 12/02/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following guidance from Welsh Government, we've produced specific guidance and downloadable resources to help you prepare to re-open your business. This underpins the 5-step approach published by UK Government.

Please continue to visit our Newsroom for the latest information. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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