Empty homes

Empty homes can attract vandalism and anti-social behaviour, and are a wasted resource for both the owner and people that need a home - so we try to bring them back into use.

Own an empty home?

We're committed to help you and we can advise on:

  1. Property inspections, work schedules and contractors
  2. Grant assistance
  3. Renting your property
  4. Entering the Step Up Private Tenancy Scheme to help rent your property
  5. Selling your property.

Our empty homes leaflet explains how we try to combat the problems caused by empty homes.

Things to consider

  1. Full Council Tax may be payable on empty properties - you can find out more about this here.
  2. We have powers to intervene and ensure properties are safe, secure, and do not adversely affect the community.

For advice on bringing empty homes back into use, you can contact us. Here are our contact details

Report an Empty home

Send the request direct to us using the form below

As a Local Authority we collect, hold and process information supplied by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act, to allow us to provide services effectively. You can find out more regarding this and our fair processing notices here.