New and improved properties relief for non-domestic rates

Certain types of business properties will be eligible for 100% relief until a year after first occupation. The relief ensures that no increase in non-domestic rates is payable for a year in respect of certain property improvements.


  • The property is entered onto the valuation roll after 1 April 2018
  • The new entry is not as a result of a combination or division of existing entries on the valuation roll or due to the refurbishment or change of an existing entry, including conversion of a domestic property or a property previously exempt from rating.

Note: for the period that new and Improved is awarded, no other relief can apply such as charitable, small business bonus scheme. 

Download new start relief application form (DOC, 143 KB)

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