Rates discount deadline for landlords

Date published: 12 September 2018

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 Friday 28 September in order to receive an allowance deduction on your bill.


If you have an Article 20 or Article 21 rate account and 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 residential address, second homes, or personal holiday homes.

If you have a property where the tenant is currently liable for the rates, you can sign up to a formal agreement for them to pay the rates on the property.

For more information, see the page below:

How to pay

You should allow a minimum of five working days for any payment to reach Land & Property Services (LPS) - this includes if you pay at a Post Office.

You can pay your rates online or by phone on 0300 200 7801 (choose option one).

    Difficulty paying and arrears

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

    • phone: 0300 200 7801

    It may be possible to discuss alternative payment arrangements to avoid LPS taking legal debt recovery action.

    LPS is actively pursuing landlord accounts with rate arrears. 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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