Empty Property Relief


Please complete this form if you are applying for Empty Property Relief.


Note: In order to confirm your application for relief, your property may require to be inspected. A member of the Visiting Team may contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit.


If you require assistance completing this online form please contact Aberdeenshire Business Rates Team on 01346 415824.


Please use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of each page to navigate your way through the form - do not use your browser back and forward buttons.


Your Details

If you wish to receive a confirmation email once you have submitted this form then please provide an email address

Property where you are applying for Relief

Date the property became vacant*
File uploads may not work on some mobile devices.

Evidence can be sent to: Aberdeenshire Council, Freepost, PO Box 18533, Inverurie, AB51 5WX.

On the market for sale, offered for let etc
Is the property a Listed Building?*
Is the property newly built?*

Additional Information

Should you wish to provide any further information you feel is relevant please use the box below.

Data Protection

The Council has a duty to protect the public funds it administers.  We may share your information for the purpose of preventing or detecting fraud, protecting public funds or ensuring that your information is correct. We may share the information provided by you with other government and public bodies, such as HM Revenue and Customs, other local authorities or the Grampian Assessor.  Your information may also be shared with other sections of the Council to allow us to provide statutory functions. We will not share or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law allows us to.


I confirm that that the information provided by me on this form is both accurate and complete and I undertake to notify the Council immediately of any change in my circumstances (including any change at my property) which may affect the level of exemption and/or relief which I have applied for. I understand that the information I have provided on this form will be used by Aberdeenshire Council to determine my liability for Business Rates and that the Council may make whatever enquiries it considers necessary to verify the information I have provided. I also understand that it is an offence to knowingly provide incorrect information and/or make a false declaration.

Your confirmation*