Property Week is seeking your verdict on Alistair Darling's pre-budget report and the changes to empty rates legislation.

The chancellor's announcement that he will scrap empty rates only for properties with a rateable value of less than £15,000 was slammed by the The British Property Federation which said it would do nothing to avert demolitions or to help much needed investment and regeneration.

The change means that properties worth less than £250,000 will be exempt from paying rates from April next year, for one year only.

We are currently running an online poll - the results of which will be published in Friday's Property Week magazine - asking for your verdict on the changes.

So far, more than 70% of those who have responded have said the changes will 'not help them at all'.

You can register your vote by visiting the Property Week homepage.