Fresh Start Relief

From 1 April 2021

The scheme has been expanded increasing the Rateable Value threshold. 100% relief will apply for 12 months where the property:

  • is occupied by a new owner, tenant or sub tenant
  • has previously been in receipt of Empty Property Relief for a continuous period of at least six months
  • has a Rateable Value of under £95k

Apply for a reduction

Complete our online application or you can download and complete the application form and return it, with any supporting information, to the address shown on the form.

For the period that Fresh Start Relief is awarded, no other relief can apply. Relief may not be backdated, for example an application must be made in-year and relief provided from 1 April of that financial year. Payday lenders are not eligible for fresh start relef.

Fresh Start Relief application form - for claims from 1 April 2021