Occupation prohibited by law exemption

An empty property is exempt from business rates where occupation or allowing the property to become occupied is prohibited by law. For example:

  • if the local authority has taken legal action to prevent occupation due to the property posing a health or safety risk
  • where a property is being kept vacant due to action being taken by or on behalf of the Crown, local authority or public authority.

If you wish to apply for this exemption, please complete the form below.

Prohibition by Law
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  • Address of property

  • Please note if you don't supply proof that occupation is prohibited by law, your application is likely to be turned down.

  • By submitting this form you are consenting to receiving text alerts/ebills/information from us. We will not share this information with any third parties. You can change your mind at any time if you no longer want to receive text alerts/ebills/information from us. If you do change your mind, please contact Local Tax by emailing localtax@basingstoke.gov.uk or calling 01256 844844.

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