Fresh start relief

Fresh Start Relief of 100% can be granted for a period of up to 12 months following the occupation of certain non-domestic (business) properties if:

  • The property has a rateable value of up to £95,000 (effective from 01 April 2021), or up to £65,000 prior to this.
  • The property has been in receipt of Empty Property Relief for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the applicant’s occupation.
  • An application is completed and returned within 12 months of the date of occupation, with evidence that the property is 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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