Frequently Asked Question

Who is responsible for paying rates?

The occupier of the property is normally responsible for paying rates. This could be the owner, tenant or sub-tenant or person in occupation if no formal lease arrangement has been agreed. A lease does not have to be in place to have rating liability for a property (although this is usually the case). In certain cases the owner of the property may be held liable for rates if it cannot be established who is (or was) in occupation.