Empty properties

If there is a home in your neighbourhood that has been left vacant and you are concerned about it, we want to know.

We understand the problems empty properties can cause, such as:

  • Attracting anti-social behaviour, fly tipping and vandalism
  • Cause blight and have a negative impact on the area
  • Lost resource to the community at a time of limited housing supply
  • Depreciation of housing values

The teams main goal is to work towards returning the property back to residential use. This is achieved one of two ways:

  • Voluntary measures¬†with advice and support
  • Enforced action by the council

Report an empty property

Please note that properties that are not homes (such as shops, factories, etc) that are in urgent need of attention should be reported to building control.

This page was last updated on 3 November 2016

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