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Part Occupied Property Relief (section 44a)

Coronavirus: Advice for Businesses

For details on the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant please see our business rates relief page

For an overview of what support and grants are available to business, including details of business rate reliefs, please see our  Coronavirus advice page.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close and guidance for those who need to make planning alterations or have licensing queries.

Coronavirus support and advice

If you are a business that is only using part of the premises for which you are liable, you may be able to claim a rate relief known as Section 44a Relief.

This is a discretionary relief that the local authority can award if it believes that the part occupation will be for a short time only. For instance your occupation or vacation of a business premises is phased over a period of time or some event, such as fire or flood, has rendered part of your property unusable.

More information is available in the part occupied property relief guidance.