Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Premises licensing - Please apply online

To prevent any delays in your application we currently advise you to use the online option and not send us paper copies. Go to links to online premises licence applications

Coronavirus - Support for businesses

Our coronavirus support for businesses page has grant application forms and links to GOV.UK information. Go to our coronavirus support for businesses page

Trading standards and Covid 19

See details of the role of trading standards and raise a concern about a business. Find out more

Fee scale for commercial leases

A fee is payable to us, as a contribution to costs for many of the management activities provided by our Strategic Property Services.

Please be aware that these fees are payable in addition to any rent, business rates and other outgoings payable under the terms of the lease. In addition to these fees, we will also make a charge for reasonable legal costs.

These fees are also separate to any other charges made by us for the use and occupation of the property such as planning, building control, trading licences or trade refuse.

Management activity  Fee
New Letting - Standard Commercial Shop Lease £370
New Letting - Non-Standard Commercial Lease £615 rising to a maximum of £1225 if complex or negotiations are extended
Dilapidation Surveys and Schedules of Repair/Condition Hourly rate charge to pay in preparing survey and supervising works subject to minimum fee of £370
Assignment of Leases £370 rising to a maximum of £735 if negotiations are extended
Licence to vary any other lease terms (subject to the consent of the Council) £370 rising to a maximum of £735 if negotiations are extended
Licence to undertake structural alterations/building works (subject to the consent of the Council) £370 rising to a maximum of £735 if negotiations are extended

Other processes and consents

To be provided on an individual basis, subject to a minimum fee of £370.

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