Part occupied properties
Where a property is partly occupied for a short time, the local authority has discretion in certain cases to award relief in respect of the unoccupied part.
Section 44a reduction can only be applied for up to 3 months for a commercial properties or 6 months for an industrial property.
All applications must be made to the Stroud District Council, Business Rates Department in writing providing all detail required by the authority.
A floor plan must be provided showing the areas of occupation and non-occupation.
An Inspector will need to visit to asses any possible entitlement.