Empty Property Rates

Vacant commercial property needn’t be a financial burden.  Most ratepayers pay far more in empty property rates than they have to.  RatesRecovery can provide a range of solutions to suit your requirements.  Our empty rates reduction solutions are Council approved and can usually generate savings in your rates liability of between 50% and 100%.

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There are usually several ways to reduce your empty property rates bill. We will analyse your specific circumstances to identify the route that will yield the biggest savings.  This is a complex area of law and RatesRecovery have the expertise and experience to help you pay less in empty business rates.

Our empty property rates solutions cover all property types and range from a single property to large portfolios throughout the UK.

Examples of some of the routes available to reduce your empty business rates bill include:

  • Intermittent occupations
  • Splitting and merging Rateable Values
  • Occupation prohibited by law such as existence of asbestos
  • Proving buildings are uneconomic to repair
  • Proving buildings are incapable of beneficial occupation
  • Challenging invalid completion notices
  • Delaying the assessment of new buildings

Contact us today on 0800 955 1234 to see how we can help.  Alternatively email a copy of your empty business rates bill to or use the upload feature opposite

We have an amazing team ready to help you in the following areas:

You can generate substantial savings from pursuing an appeal against your business rates. Find out more about how we can help and whether you can save money. Read more…

Have a portfolio exceeding 50 properties? Our rates payment management service can cut the time and cost you spend on processing rates bills. Find out how. Read more…

Our forensic rates audit service recovers refunds going back many years and over multiple revaluations.  It can even include properties you no longer occupy. Find out more. Read more…

There are a raft of available reliefs that can reduce your rates bill.  We can advise on eligibility and how you can benefit from the maximum relief.  Check out how. Read more…

As business rates experts we can devise and implement rates reduction strategies for nationwide portfolios as well as provide pre-purchase advice. See how we can help. Read more…