Part Occupied Relief (Section 44a)

A ratepayer must pay the full non domestic rate whether a property is wholly occupied or only partly occupied. If a property is partly occupied for a short period of time, the Council can, in certain cases, award relief for the unoccupied part.

This relief is administered under Section 44a of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Please read our Policy for all Discretionary Relief - (excluding charities & not for profit organisations) for more information. 

Full rates will remain payable on a partly occupied property if the Authority chooses not to exercise its power in this respect.

Business rates team

Telephone: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am – 12noon, Tuesday 10am - 12noon

Address: Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate

Telephone: 024 7683 2525