Change of Circumstance

What you need to tell us

It is important that you tell the ARP if your Business circumstances change that may affect your Business Rates

To report a change, visit our Contact Us page to tell us about your change of circumstance. Please remember to include your account reference in your correspondence.

This includes:

  • If your property changes from empty to occupied, or vice versa
  • If you receive Small Business Rate Relief and you take on another premises—this includes premises outside this local authority area.
  • If the usage of your property changes, for example, from a shop to a office.
  • If you receive Discretionary Rate Relief and there is a significant change to your finances or what the property is used for.

If there have been structural alterations or a change of use, we may have to refer this to the Valuation Office Agency for them to reassess the property.

If you have vacated and/or occupied new& premises you can complete a Moving Property form by visiting our Do it online page, choosing your council and then select Business Rates forms.