Rates discount deadline for landlords

Date published: 09 September 2019

If you're a landlord, you may be eligible for a discount on your rate bills, but time is running out. Bills should be paid in full by Monday 30 September in order to receive an allowance deduction on your bill.


If you are responsible for the rates on one or more rental properties which are occupied by tenants, you may be entitled to an allowance of 10 per cent. This is paid by way of a discount on your rate bill.

This discount does not include your home address, second homes, or personal holiday homes.

If you have a property where the tenant is currently paying the rates, you can sign up to a formal agreement which will make sure they are eligible for this allowance in the future.

More information is available at this link:

How to pay

You can pay your rates online or by phone on 0300 200 7801.

You should allow a minimum of five working days for any payment to reach Land & Property Services (LPS).

    Difficulty paying and arrears

    Landlords having difficulty paying their rate bill should contact LPS as soon as possible on:

    • phone: 0300 200 7801

    LPS is willing to help any landlord in arrears by agreeing mutually acceptable payment arrangements that could allow a discount to be awarded for current year rates.

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