Fresh start relief

From 1 April 2018 all types of non-domestic properties will be eligible for 100% relief if:

  • The rateable value is not more than than £65,000.
  • The property has been unoccupied for at least 6 months before becoming re-occupied.

This relief is called fresh start relief and can be granted for up to 12 months if the property remains occupied.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below:

Please return the form to us at the address below or email it to

Business Rates Team
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 16
Marischal College
Broad Street
AB10 1AB

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