Occupation prohibited by law
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.