Landlords: how to occupy unoccupied premises for non-domestic rates

By Jane Turley and Sarah Moore

In the ongoing battle against the burden of ‘empty property rates’, a further blow has been dealt to landlords in a recent court case.

Complaints about the operation of non-domestic rates generally continue to mount, most recently with the government’s announcement that the expected 2015 rates revaluation would be deferred.

With notable exceptions (from October 2013, new builds have benefited from an exemption for up to 18 months), the news for landowners and landlords in the area of empty rates has been poor…

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