An empty property is a wasted home that could be lived in by someone who needs it. They can cost owners thousands of pounds in lost rental income, increased council tax, insurance, repairs, security and produce no income. They attract anti-social behaviour and can reduce the value of adjoining properties by up to 20%.
We currently don't have enough houses in the city so it makes sense to bring empty properties back to life and we've a range of initiatives and advice to help do this.
If you're concerned about a vacant or run down property that you believe has been empty for six months or more report it to us
Sell or let your empty home, sales service, selling at auction
We've committed £500k of capital funding to help bring empty homes back into use in the city
How we deal with a home that remains empty, enforced sale, compulsory purchase order, empty dwelling management order.
Some successful approaches to dealing with long term empty properties
Privacy policies related to empty homes