Questions & Answers - Empty Property Rates


You can contact our team of experts at any time either by filling in the contact page on our website or by telephone on 0203 102 9550. Our team will be happy to discuss your premises and any questions you may have. You may find some of the more common questions in relation to our empty property product answered below. 


Q: Am I liable to pay empty property rates?

A: If you own business premises, whether leisure, industrial, offices or retail, which are currently unoccupied then the likelihood is you are liable to pay full business rates after 3 months, or 6 months for industrial units.

Q: How much do I have to pay in rates without one of your products?

A: If you do not have any product in place to reduce your liability you will have to pay the full rates. 

Q: How much do I have to pay in rates if I use an empty property product?

A: If you use our empty property products then you will not pay any rates at all. All our empty property products achieve full relief from all rates. from day 1.. All other methods require a 6-week period where full rates are payable.

Q: What if I sell or lease my premises?

A: If you sell or lease your premises then our products can come to an immediate end with only hours notice. 

Q: Do the products work in all cases?

A: In all cases our client's have avoided all rates liability. 

Q: Are the products allowed?

A: As with income tax, you are allowed by law to mitigate your position. Our products are designed to work within the current law to take

advantage of exemptions. We use tried and tested products to ensure relief is obtained for the client. If any rates are payable under a product these are covered and billed directly to the tenant. 


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