Empty homes - having building work done
What are your options?
Make sure you work out a proper budget before you start refurbishing an empty home. The Empty Homes Agency suggests budgeting for a contingency of at least 10%, and if the property is very dilapidated, nearer 25%.
Building work may affect your home and contents insurance - contact your own insurance company.
It’s great to have imaginative plans for redeveloping an empty home, but if they won’t get planning approval or building consent, you need to think again. Talk to our Planning Department sooner rather than later so you don’t waste time and money.
Choosing your builder
Building work can be expensive and stressful, so it is important you choose the right builder to work for you. There are a number of websites that you can visit for advice on choosing your builder.