An empty home can blight an area and have a negative affect on the local neighbourhood. Long-term empty homes are a wasted resource that can be used to meet housing needs. Empty properties can deteriorate quickly and attract anti-social behaviour such as fly-tipping, squatters, vandalism and arson.

We aim to help bring long-term empty homes back into use by working with owners and we are able to offer a package of assistance to help achieve this. Our Empty Homes Strategy sets out the Council's approach to tackling the problem of long term empty properties.

Reporting an empty property

  • Tell us if there an empty property on your street or in your neighbourhood, which has been empty for a long time.

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Report an empty property

After you've reported it

We will try to trace the owners and offer them advice and guidance that may help them bring that property back into use.

If you own an empty property

  • Register your empty property with us so we can potentially match you to existing opportunities or new ones as they arise.

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Tell us if you own an empty property

After you've registered

We will offer advice and guidance, there may be opportunities to make dealing with your empty property that bit easier.

Buying an empty property

  • Register to tell us what type and condition of empty property you are interested in purchasing.

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Tell us if you are interested in buying an empty property

After you've registered

We will help you trace or contact the owners of an empty property you are interested in buying.

We will also help you match your interest with existing empty properties using our database.

Information for owners of empty properties