Arrears and debt recovery
You've received a bill to pay business rates
The bill includes all details about the property that you're being charged for and your period of liability. The bill sets out an instalment scheme to pay your rates. The first instalment will be set a minimum of 14 days from the date that the account was first raised.
You can choose to pay your instalments monthly by banker's order or direct debit.
Business rates notifications we will send you if you miss a payment
The reminder notice has been sent because you've not paid your business rates instalments.
You are required to pay the amount outstanding to bring your account up to date within the next 7 days (7 days of getting the notice?)
Failure to pay will mean you will have to pay the full balance due after 14 days.
If you have any problems paying or you are not liable for this debt than you must contact us without delay.
Your right to instalments has now been withdrawn and you're required to pay the balance of your account within 7 days.
If you have any problems paying or you are not liable for this debt then you must contact us without delay.
This is because you've failed to make payments in accordance with the reminder notice. You've now lost your right to pay by instalments and you'll need to pay the whole balance of your account plus summons costs before the hearing date.
If you're unable to pay the summons in full please contact us (Business Rates) to discuss the possibility of agreeing a short-term arrangement.
If you feel that the summons is incorrect, do not wait until the court date, contact us without delay.
If you do not pay the full balance on the summons including the court costs before the hearing date a liability order will be applied for at court. If a liability order is granted at court, additional costs will be added to your account.
Notice to comply with a liability order
A liability order was obtained against you at the Magistrates Court for non payment of business rates. As you've now been issued with this notice you must pay the full balance including the costs within 7 days of the date of the notice.
Notice from the bailiff (enforcement agent)
The bailiffs have been instructed to collect the outstanding business rates from you. This is because you have failed to pay the overdue amount directly to the council. In order to avoid further action taken against you by the bailiff, you're advised to contact the bailiff company without delay.
If at anytime you receive one of the above notices and you are not liable for the debt, contact us without delay.
Contact Business Rates
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5:15pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Tel: 020 8359 2735
Write to us at:
PO Box 236