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Rural Rate Relief

There are two types of Rural Rate Relief - mandatory and discretionary. You can get up to 100% relief off of the charge.

You can apply if you meet the following criteria:

Mandatory

  • A post office or general store that is the only one in the community and has a rateable value of less than £8,500. The post office and general store can be in part use and can be combined.

  • A pub or petrol station that is the only one in the community and has a rateable value of less than £12,500.

Discretionary
This applies to a property that has a rateable value of less than £16,500 that is within the boundaries of a rural village. We may not allow the relief if we are not satisfied that the property is used for the benefit of the community.

Rural village list
These are the villages that currently have a population under 3,000 for the purpose of awarding Rural Rate Relief:

Bicknor

Linton

Boughton Malherbe

Nettlestead

Bredhurst

Otham

Broomfield

Otterden

Chart Sutton

Platts Heath

Collier Street

Stockbury

Detling

Sutton Valence

East Farleigh

Teston

East Sutton

Thurnham

Frinsted

Ulcombe

Harrietsham

Warren Street

Hollingbourne

West Farleigh

Hucking

Wichling

Hunton

Woodside Green

Kingswood

Wormshill

Langley

Yalding

Leeds


To apply, click here