Business Rates – Rental Information

If you've received a form entitled ‘Request for information’, and want to complete it online, or require another copy, the information below will help.

On the front page of the form, in the bottom left corner, you will find a four digit number, with a 'VO' prefix.

If you have a VO 6003, you can complete it online at Business Link.

If your form has a different number, you cannot currently complete it online, but you can download an additional copy as a pdf. A list of the all ‘Request for Information’ forms, including an indication of the type of business property can be found at the bottom of this page.

Need help?

If you are not sure which form applies to you, or you need any other help with completing a form, please contact your local office for more information.

The information you provide is used to ensure that assessment of rateable values is correct. Local authorities use rateable values to calculate business rate bills.

What happens if I don't return the form?

If you fail to return the form, properly completed, within the 56 day period you will be liable to a penalty, starting at £100 and increasing as more time elapses. View more information on Civi Penalty here...

Do you own or occupy a number of properties?

The VOA’s Rating Contact Scheme is tailor-made for owners or occupiers of multiple sites. It's designed specifically to make it easier for you to submit property details and rental information to us, by aiming to remove the need for completion of multiple forms. Many companies are already saving time and money by supplying information in this manner.

If you own or occupy a large number of properties and would like to take advantage of the benefits of the Rating Contact scheme, please contact Ian Jones or Luisa Rossi in our Central Data Team.

Request for Information Forms

Check below to see if you can download a copy of the original paper form we sent you.

VO 6003 »

Rent Return Form

The most commonly used form, requesting rental and lease information.

You can complete this form online at Business Link.

VO 6004

Rent Review Form

Guidance notes (.pdf 137KB)

The questions on this form will be individually created to refer specifically to the information we already hold on a property, so you can not download a copy. Please contact your local office for this form.

VO 6005

Additional Information

This form is used to seek further information or clarification following receipt of another form, asking individual and specific questions, so you can not download a copy. Please contact your local office for this form.

VO 6010 (.pdf 297KB) »

Public Houses

Generally for properties with a licensed trade, mainly pubs.

VO 6011 (.pdf 207KB) »

Public Houses, Licensed Restaurants & Wine Bars (receipts only)

Generally for properties with a licensed trade, requesting information relating to receipts.

VO 6012 (.pdf 222KB) »

Public Houses, Licensed Restaurants & Wine Bars

Generally for properties with a licensed trade, requesting information relating to concessions.

VO 6015 (.pdf 314KB) »

Hotels

Predominantly used for 4 & 5 star, and major chain operated hotels, requesting information relating to accounts.

VO 6016 (.pdf 301KB) »

Hotels and Guest Houses

Requests information relating to receipts. A factsheet explaining how guest houses are rated is available.

VO 6020 (.pdf 281KB) »

Petrol Filling Stations – Occupier

This form requests rental and trade information.

VO 6021 (.pdf 177KB) »

Petrol Filling Stations – Trade

A request for trade information, this form is mainly targeted towards multiple operators who have already supplied rental details.

VO 6022 (.pdf 285KB) »

Petrol Filling Stations – Oil Company

Addressed directly to the oil company, requesting rental and trade information.

VO 6025 (.pdf 348KB) »

Motorway and Major Road Service Areas

This form is used exclusively for service areas.

VO 6028 (.pdf 326KB) »

Markets and Market Places

Used exclusively for markets and market places – individual stall holders would normally use VO 6003.

VO 6030 (.pdf 284KB) »

Receipts – General Basic

This form has a wide application, including car parks, and requests rental and trade information. Do not use this form if another, more specific, form is available. It must not be used instead of forms VO 6031 to VO 6035.

VO 6031 (.pdf 293KB) »

Receipts – General Specific

Used predominantly for cinemas, theatres and bingo halls, asking for specific information related to gross receipts and tenure information.

VO 6032 (.pdf 282KB) »

Football and Rugby Grounds

Used exclusively for this type of sports ground.

VO 6033 (.pdf 278KB) »

Greyhound Tracks and Speedway Stadiums

This form is exclusively for this type of premises.

VO 6034 (.pdf 278KB) »

Horse Racecourses

Exclusively for racecourses.

VO 6035 (.pdf 293KB) »

Stately Homes

Exclusively for stately homes.

VO 6036 (.pdf 390KB) »

Receipts – General With Expenditure

This has a wide application. The form requests information regarding receipts, expenditure, and some tenure information. Please do not use this form if another, more specific, form is available: for example it must not be used instead of VO 6025 or VO 6056.

VO 6037 (.pdf 305KB) »

Marinas

This is used exclusively for marinas.

VO 6040 (.pdf 244KB) »

Advertising Rights

Exclusively for advertising rights.

VO 6043 (.pdf 277KB) »

Livestock Markets

This form is used exclusively for livestock markets.

VO 6045 (.pdf 272KB) »

Caravan Sites – Receipts

Predominantly used for leisure caravan sites.

VO 6046 (.pdf 256KB) »

Caravan Sites – Rental

This is used predominantly for leisure caravan sites, requesting rental information.

VO 6048 (.pdf 739KB) »

Self Catering Holiday Homes

Request for receipt information. A factsheet is available, explaining why we request this information from this class of property.

VO 6049 (.pdf 259KB) »

Timeshare Complexes

This form is used exclusively for timeshare complexes.

VO 6050 (.pdf 291KB) »

Telecom Masts and Stations

Exclusively for telecommunication masts, requesting tenure information and site sharer information where appropriate.

VO 6051 (.pdf 175KB) »

Pipelines

Exclusively for this class of property.

VO 6053 (.pdf 329KB) »

Telecom Networks

Exclusively for telecom networks.

VO 6055 (.pdf 169KB) »

Gas Networks

Used exclusively for gas distribution networks. Please contact the utilities rating team if you require a copy of this form.

VO 6056 (.pdf 291KB) »

Receipts and Expenditure – Electricity Generators

This form requests receipt and expenditure information.

VO 6060 (.pdf 279KB) »

Minerals – General

Used to request general information.

VO 6061 (.pdf 196KB) »

Minerals – Annual Revision

Used exclusively for mineral producing sites, requesting basic annual revision information.

VO 6065 (.pdf 184KB) »

Building Costs

This form is used exclusively to request information in respect of building costs.