Business rates

Business rates backdated liability

Ratepayers who face certain backdated rates liability may be able to discharge that liability over up to 8 years by agreement with us.

This may be possible if the backdated liability has arisen as a result of an alteration to a rating list which:

  • means a hereditament is shown on that list for the first time;
  • has effect from a day that is at least 33 months prior to the date the alteration is made;
  • is made on or before 31 March 2010; and
  • is not the result of a proposal by an interested person made under the Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) Regulations 2005.

To be eligible, you must have occupied one or more properties affected by the type of rating list adjustment above, within the London Borough of Bromley, between the effective date of the list alteration and the date it was actually made, for 33 months or more. You are not eligible if you were previously liable for rates in respect of a property 'preceding' the new property assessment (i.e. a property that forms a part of a new merged property or a part of a property that has been split into two or more new properties).

If we agree, eligible ratepayers will be able to discharge any outstanding liability that accrued between the effective date of the relevant list alteration and the date the alteration was made over a period of up to 8 years.

Please contact us for more details about the criteria and the process to obtain a schedule of payments.

Business rates


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