Register for Business Rates or tell us about changes

You must tell us about all changes that might affect what business rates you pay. It's important to tell us about changes straightaway, because otherwise you might get a large backdated bill. 

New ratepayers - Moving into a property

To tell us that you have moved into a non domestic property please complete a form for each property you are moving into.

Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

You will need:

  • your landlords details if you are renting or leasing a property
  • solicitors details if you have bought a property
  • your bank details if you wish to pay by direct debit
Tell us if you are moving into the area

You'll get a Business Rates bill to cover the number of days from the date you became the ratepayer to the following 31 March in around 15 days. 

Moving out of a property

To tell us that you have moved out of a non domestic property please complete a form for each property you are moving out of.

Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

You will need:

  • your landlords details if you are renting or leasing a property
  • solicitors details if you have sold a property
Tell us if you are moving out of the area

We will send you a new bill in around 15 days.

Owners and leaseholders moving out and leaving a property empty are still responsible for the Business Rates until a new occupier moves in or the lease ends. You can find out about paying Business Rates on empty properties.

If you're not an owner or leaseholder but are moving out and leaving a property unoccupied, you are responsible for paying the Business Rates until you have taken away all stock and effects. We might need to visit to check the premises before we can close your account. 

Overpayments

If your account is in credit on the date we close your account and you're moving to a new business address, we'll transfer the balance across. If the business is closing or moving out of Cheshire East, you'll get a refund. You should get the refund within 2 weeks of getting a final bill from us. The refund will go to your bank account if we have your bank details. Otherwise, we'll send a cheque.

Tenant changes

If you're a landlord or letting agent telling us about tenants moving into or out of a non-domestic property, print out and complete the  Landlord / Letting Agent - Change of address form (PDF, 328KB)

Rate relief no longer applies

To tell us your property no longer counts for rate relief,  contact the Business Rates team.

Other changes

For any other changes, contact the Business Rates team.

Authority to disclose information

If you want us to talk to someone else on your behalf, you must complete an authority to disclose form (PDF, 84KB)

Contact us

Contact Business Rates online

Business Rates Team available for telephone enquiries:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 17:00

0300 123 5013

Revenues Service 
Cheshire East Council
PO Box 622
Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 9JH

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