Reoccupation Relief Application

The Government has announced that Local Authorities can grant a discount of 50% to ratepayers moving into previously empty retail premises between 1st April 2014 and 31st March 2016. This applies in cases where a ratepayer occupies a property of any rateable value which has been empty for 12 months or more prior to reoccupation, which when previously in use, was used wholly or mainly for retail purposes and is being used for any use (with some exceptions).
This relief is awarded under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and is subject to EU State Aid de minimis limits.


This is the 8-digit number beginning with a '9' on the front of your rates bill
Correspondence Address


Full address of the property for which Relief is being sought


e.g. florist, travel agent, restaurant, etc.
e.g. florist, travel agent, restaurant, etc.


I confirm that I am authorised to sign this application on behalf of the ratepayer.
I confirm that the information contained in this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I will notify the council if circumstances change and the qualifying criteria as outlined in the Guidance Notes are no longer met. (Guidance Notes can be found by following this link: