To apply for Business Rates Section 44a Part Occupied Relief , the ratepayer must submit a request in writing to Basildon Council, see link to full address details at bottom of page.
The written request must include:
Retrospective claims will not be considered - Requests for Business Rates Section 44a Part Occupied Relief MUST be submitted as soon as, or even before, the premises become part-occupied.
Please note, you are not entitled to withhold payment of rates pending the determination of any application made.
Once a request has been received by Basildon Council, a visit will be arranged for our inspectors to view the premises and confirm the 'short-term' period requested and other details in the submitted part-occupation plans.
Following the inspection, if entitlement to a 'short-term' period of Business Rates Section 44a Part Occupied Relief is agreed, then a request will be submitted by Basildon Council to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) for a Part-occupied Certificate to be issued, for the agreed period of Rate relief. As soon as we receive the Valuation Office certificate an amended Business Rates Bill will be sent to the ratepayer showing the amount of Rate Relief granted and the period for which Business Rates Section 44a Part Occupied Relief has been granted.
The relief will end automatically: