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Council Services:

Empty homes

Do you have an empty property?

Empty house

Let us work with you to bring your property back into use.

The cost of keeping it empty

Excluding the cost of depreciation and vandalism one official estimate suggests that an empty home costs its owner a staggering £135 a week, that’s £7,020 a year.

In addition to the lost rental income which your empty home could be earning for you, you will need to insure it (if insurance is avilable) and pay full council tax (after 6 months of it being empty).

Turn your empty property into a home

Empty property is bad news for everyone

Empty properties can deteriorate quickly and attract anti social behaviour like fly-tipping, squatters, vandalism, drug taking and arson. Neighbours have an increased fear of crime, and ugly boarded up properties blight the surrounding area and can devalue surrounding homes by up to 18%.

It’s a worry

You may be losing sleep worrying about who is breaking in tonight.

People need homes

Bringing your property back into use creates a secure home for someone who desperately needs it.

If your property has been empty for more than 6 months, we would like to work with you to bring your empty property back into use.

Contact the Empty Homes Officer today for an initial discussion, free advice and support.

Tel: 01248 752283 and ask for the Empty Homes Officer

or email:

or report an empty home using our online form


Contact Housing Service

Housing Service
Council Offices
LL77 7TW
Housing Customer Services: (01248) 752200
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Council Housing Repairs and maintenance: 08081 68 56 52

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