A business rate is the commonly used name of non domestic rate, a tax levied on the occupation of non domestic property. When these business rates are not paid then a liability occurs and this is known as business rate arrears. Business rate arrears are paid either in full or in installments. If you own a business then you have full right to pay business rates arrears in installments. When you receive letter regarding non payment of business rate arrears then you will have to make arrangements for its payment. There are solutions to the problem of non payment of business rate arrears.