In accordance with current rating legislation, the liability for Business Rates falls upon the occupier of the premises. This is regardless of stipulations within your tenancy agreement, as the Council can not enter into third party agreements between you and your landlord. In the event of the property being vacant, liability falls upon the 'owner', defined as the person entitled to possession of the property, again regardless of any third party agreements that you may have.
- Business Rate Reliefs
There are various relief’s available for Business Rate payers and these are described in the following paragraphs
- Business Rates General
The page contains details about Business Rates and has useful links to documents and useful links to websites with further information. The page also provides details about getting independent advice in respect of Business Rates.