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Home > Housing > Empty Homes > Report Empty Homes

Report Empty Homes

Empty homes can cause problems to neighbours, attract anti-social behaviour and over time, require repairs to improve the condition of it.  

Report an empty home

Bringing an empty home back into use has a number of benefits. These can be

  • Reducing the risk of crime and vandalism
  • Providing a home for others to use
  • making money for the owner and increasing the price of the property 

How we can help

We offer a range of services to give the best support to empty homes owners and neighbours.

We can offer:

  • advice and assistance
  • financial assistance to owners
  • to buy empty homes from the owners
  • to find suitable companies to do works for owners

We may consider to use enforcement action, this could be:

  • issuing legal documents called enforcement notices to deal with dangerous or derelict buildings
  • issue an improvement notice to get any hazards removed
  • take over the running of the property
  • to purchase the property (as a last resort)

We want to help empty home owners as much as possible, whilst avoiding enforcement actions.

Contact our Private Sector Housing Team for advice and support