Empty homes

Houses and flats are sometimes empty for unavoidable reasons, for example between tenancies or owners, but some properties remain empty for long periods without good reason.

A long term empty home is one that has been vacant for 6 months or more. We want to see all empty homes brought back in use because:

  • Empty homes can be unsightly and attract antisocial behaviour.
  • Empty homes cost money.
  • Empty homes are a wasted opportunity when there is so much need for housing in our area.

You can report empty homes online:

Report an empty home

Or call our Empty Homes Officer on 01295 221631.