Tell us about a change to your business

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Certain changes that you make to your business or property could affect your business rates. 

You need to tell us:

  • when you move in or out of a property
  • when you buy or take on the lease of a new property
  • when you sell or give up the lease on a property
  • when you change the way you use the property
  • if your organisation gets or loses charitable status
  • if your business contact details change
  • if the name of your business changes
  • if you were a sole trader but become a limited company
  • if you are in receipt of small business rate relief and then take on another property anywhere in the country

We need to know the:

  • exact date of any change
  • ratepayer's name
  • address of the relevant property 
  • name and contact details of any other parties involved

Refunds

The change may result in you being entitled to a refund. If this is the case, we will contact you. 

Contacting us

Email brates@guildford.gov.uk or call 0330 123 0081 about any changes.

If you are acting on behalf of someone else, you will need to provide documents that show they have given you permission.