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In order to be eligible for empty property relief a property must be void of all stock and furnishings (fixtures and fittings excluded). Please note - land cannot be awarded empty property relief.
With effect from 1st April 2011 industrial properties such as (but not exclusive to) workshops, stores and factories qualify for a six month exemption commencing the date they become empty.
All other properties qualify for a three month exemption commencing the date they become empty.
The property is then liable for a 100% charge which is payable by the liable party. This will continue until the property is re-occupied.
As from 1st April 2008: