Empty Property Rates Mitigation

Following legislative changes, the government has penalised landlords and ratepayers of vacant space, by making them liable for business rates at the same basic level as occupied properties, after an initial rate-free period.

This represents a double burden for landlords paying full rates at a time when a property is not rent producing; a tough financial hit just when you least need it.

With the right advice there are numerous opportunities to mitigate these liabilities lawfully.

Marston Associates work with various providers to deliver savings on empty business rate liabilities, and have successfully advised on empty rate mitigation strategies since 2010. To date, all our clients have saved monies.

With case law changing frequently, you can be assured that our specialist Chartered Surveyors are able to deliver expert and time relevant advice to ensure these liabilities are minimised.

Contact us today and find out how we can deliver savings for you.

Case study

Property Company with office building in West Midlands

Introduced to client by RICS regulated firm. A full rates mitigation service has been in place for the last 3 years creating savings in excess of £100,000pa.



We work successfully with both tenants and landlords, as well as with individuals, SMEs and corporates.

Whoever the client, our commitment remains the same: to provide a professional, positive and commercially rewarding experience, exceeding your expectations. Click here for a list of categories and clients.


Our Managing Director, Martin Brownstone, Bsc Hons MRICS, graduated from Reading University with a degree in Land Management and has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1990. He maintains a hands-on role in all aspects of the business.

He is supported by a friendly, highly-motivated team of professionals who are all dedicated to delivering total customer satisfaction, by effective communication and administration with all who engage with our services. READ MORE >