Empty Homes Strategy

Due to the COVID 19, any issues, enquiries, applications and visits will be delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Empty Homes Strategy 2018 - 2022 (PDF 515kb) sets out our approach to managing the resource of empty homes within the borough. It should be read in conjunction with the Empty Homes Action Plan that sets out the details of how we will undertake the work required to return empty homes back into use. If you would like a copy of the strategy sent to you by email please contact us using the email below.

The council will use a range of financial products, negotiations and enforcement to generate a robust turnaround in the empty property market.

PLACE Empty Property Loans

We will investigate, using the flexibility offered by the Regulatory Reform Order 2002, a range of financial products, which will enable us to engage with property owners in order to help them bring their properties up to standard and into use.

At this time we can offer interest free loans for up to £50,000 for house owners who wish to renovate a property for sale or for rent.

PLACE Booklet (PDF, 358KB)

PLACE loans Booklet (PDF, 358KB)

Empty Homes Questionnaire (Word 14.3KB)