Empty properties

If you have an empty property you want to sell, contact Housing Standards

Our Improvement for Sale Scheme helps us to negotiate with owners to buy long term vacant properties and then renovate them to sell.

We have an Empty Homes for Sale or Buy initiative. This puts owners of empty properties who want to sell their property in touch with people who may want to buy.

We have various ways of trying to bring empty homes back into use, including:

  • Improvement for sale
  • Enforcement action
  • Empty Properties for sale/to buy initiative
  • Information on letting the property

Initially we try to encourage owners of empty homes to bring them back into use voluntarily, by offering support, advice and assistance. However, occasionally owners are unwilling to work with us. Sometime, if the property is causing a specific problem, we can use enforcement action.