Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007

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The Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007[1]
Long title An Act to make provision for and in connection with the liability of owners of unoccupied hereditaments to a non-domestic rate.
Citation 2007 c 9
Introduced by Ruth Kelly[2]
Territorial extent England and Wales[3]
Royal assent 19 July 2007
Commencement 19 July 2007[4]
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007 (c 9) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It implements recommendations of the Barker Review of Land Use Planning and the Lyons Inquiry into Local Government, and proposals in the report Budget 2007: Building Britain's long-term future: Prosperity and fairness for families.[5]

Section 1 - Unoccupied hereditaments: chargeable amount[edit]

Section 1(1) substitutes new sections 45(4) to 45(4B) for the existing section 45(4) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Section 1(2) inserts section 45A of that Act.

Section 1(3) inserts section 143(3B) of that Act.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 3(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/pabills/200607/rating_empty_properties.htm
  3. ^ The Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007, section 3(6)
  4. ^ The Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007, section 3(2)
  5. ^ Explanatory notes, paragraphs 3 and 6

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