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.

National Empty Homes Week, 15-21 October 2018

When you own an empty property the first question to ask yourself is 'what is the best outcome?' There are a number of options: sell, rent or live in it yourself. Most outcomes involve some improvement work to the property.

We contacted local businesses to ask for their help with the financial cost of renovating a property. The lists below show those which have offered a discount on their products.

Discounts in South Kirklees
Discounts available in South Kirklees
Company Location Contact Offer
Al Murad Tiles Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YW 01484 535210 15% off tiles in store
B & Q Leeds Road, Huddersfield None Landlord or lady allowed to join the Trade Loyalty Scheme. Leaflet available in shop.
Ceramic Tile Distribution CTD Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1XL Mandy
01484 514440
Trade discount
Crown Decorating Centre Unit 18, Beck Road Ringway Industrial Estate, Huddersfield, HD1 5DG 01484 429379 20% discount
Dulux Decorating Centre Leeds Road, HD1 6NZ Rick Beeson
01484 435575
Mismatch paint free
Easy Bathrooms and Tiles Saint John's Road, Huddersfield, HD1 5AT 01484 421110 Up to 50% off radiators, 30% off Bathrooms & 20% off tiles
Use Code EMPTY10 to receive an extra 10% off bathrooms and tiles
Ideal Kitchen Company Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YZ 01484 427566 From 10% discount
James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BA None Trade prices
La Medida Kitchens Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PA 01484 422777 Trade prices (25% discount) for supply only kitchens
Myers Timber Canal Street, Off Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NY 01484 514448 Trade prices
Walkers Windows Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY 01484 481020 Up to 50% off
Discounts in North Kirklees
Discounts available in North Kirklees
Company Location Offer Contact
A & G Scaffolding Services Ltd Back Slaithwaite Road, Dewsbury, WF12 9DS 01924 488836
07973851839
15% off hire of scaffolding
Al Murad Tiles Spen Vale Street, Heckmondwike WF16 0NH 01924 411113 15% off tiles in store
B & Q Wilton Street, Dewsbury Bradley Shuttleworth
01924 457435
Landlord or lady allowed to join the Trade Loyalty Scheme
Dewsbury Decorating Centre Wood Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1QU 01924 457293 10% discount
Howarth Timber & Building Supplies Hirst Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2AF 01924462186 20% off list prices
K V Designs Bradford Road, Batley, WF13 2HD 07863323012 5% discount off fitted furniture
Tiger Skip Hire Back Station Road, Mirfield, WF14 8NL Adam
01924 494964
Builders 8yd skip - £180
Half builders 4yd skip - £120
Weather Shield Windows Well Lane, Batley, WF17 5HQ 08009750028 Up to 30% off
Wilkinson Skip & Waste Recycling Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3PN 01924 469409 £10 off per skip
How to claim your discount

Print the National Empty Homes acknowledgement and take to the participating suppliers, or show them it on your mobile device.

Assisted sales

If you would like to sell but do not have the funds to complete any renovations to improve its value there is a way forward. Homesmatch and Property Smart and Simple offer an assisted sale scheme.

If viable they:

  • fund the renovation of the property
  • find a buyer
  • take the cost of the renovation from the sale proceeds, which due to the renovation will be higher than it is presently worth.

Discuss the situation with them to find out if it would be a positive outcome for you.

Contact us

Contact us if you would like to discuss your personal situation further.

Disclaimer: Kirklees do not endorse any service providers and advise property owners to search for available providers and services themselves before deciding who to use.

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.

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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.

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Buying an empty property

  • Register to tell us that you are interested in purchasing a long term empty property you have identified.

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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.

Information for owners of empty properties

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Help for empty home owners

Reclaim VAT

If your property has been empty for over 2 years there is help with VAT paid for renovating the property.

You can reclaim 15% of VAT paid on certain elements of the renovation.

If the property has been empty for over 10 years there is the possibility to reclaim the full 20% VAT.

Rent your property out

Once renovated you may want to rent the property out.

We can assist with the Bond guarantee scheme - landlords.

Auction your property

There are regular auctions in the area, either traditional at a set date and location or online.

In online auctions a property may be with an estate agent or not. It is put online for a number of months during which interested people bid on it. The highest bid may win on the closing date, or sometimes the online bids are added to a traditional auction along with other bidders.