Rates exemptions charity info
Which non-domestic properties are rateable
Some non-domestic properties are not rateable, notably:
- farmland buildings
- public parks
- certain properties used for the disabled
Unoccupied property rating
If you own or lease a property, which is not being used and is empty of all furniture, you will be entitled to a 3 months void period. For industrial properties, the void period is 6 months. Please notify the Business Rate Office immediately if your property becomes empty.
Charities are entitled to relief from rating on any non-domestic property, which is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes. Relief is given at 80% of the full rate bill or of the transitional bill where transitional arrangements apply.
Discretionary Rate Relief
Authorities also have discretion to remit all or part of any rate bill in respect of property occupied by certain bodies not established or conducted for profit.
- to apply, please contact the Business Rate office on 020 8708 4357 or by post:
255- 259 High Road
- download and complete the Discretionary Rate Relief form (PDF 131KB)
- view the criteria for considering Applications for Discretionary Rate Relief (PDF 52KB)