Do you have an empty property?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A scheme to offer interest free loans to renovate and/or convert empty properties so that they are suitable for reoccupation.
If your home is empty, help us to help you bring it back into use.
Why might your property be empty?
The Empty Homes Officer can advise you on the various options available.
What are your options?
Who do you need to consult?
Whenever possible we will try to improve housing standards.
We offer a free display service for properties that have been empty for 6 months or more.