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Business Rates

Changes to business circumstances

Acquiring a property

If you acquire a property for commercial purposes, email the Rates Team:

  • Full address of the property
  • Date you became legally entitled to possession e.g. lease/tenancy start date
  • If a limited company, the full name and company number
  • If you are a sole trader, your full name
  • The current situation at the property e.g. empty and unoccupied or trading
  • If it is occupied state the occupation date or your intended occupation date (when you move stock, goods of trade or paperwork into the property)
  • Details of what you intend to do with the property. For example, if you do not intend to occupy the property, are you going to let it out, convert it to domestic or change the use of the property?
  • Address you would like bills/correspondence to go to
  • If you would prefer to receive bills by email (generic company email is recommended)
  • Your telephone number
  • If available, provide a copy of your tenancy/lease

Vacating a property

If you are vacating a property, email the Rates Team:

  • Your account number or the Ratepayer name and the full address of the property
  • Lease/tenancy end date
  • Vacation date (the date all stock, goods of trade or paperwork were removed from the premises)
  • Address you would like adjusted/closing bill to go to
  • Your telephone number
  • Landlord details e.g. name and address of the landlord
  • If available, provide evidence of your tenancy/lease ending or being surrendered

Change of company name

If your company is changing name, email the Rates Team:

  • Your account number or the Ratepayer name and the full address of the property
  • The new full name of your company

We will check records against Companies House data.