How we deal with a home that remains empty
We always prefer to work with owners to help bring properties back into use. However when this help is refused we can take the following action:
Used to force the sale of a privately owned property where there's a financial charge in favour of us.
Compulsory purchase order
Used to purchase privately owned empty properties when all other options have been exhausted.
Empty dwelling management order
Used to give us power to take over the management of an empty property and reoccupy it.
Information on the Council’s empty homes enforcement procedure.
Empty homes enforcement procedure [PDF, 164KB]
Email email@example.com or call 01752 304235 for help and advice on bringing an empty property back into use.
Empty homes guidance booklet [PDF, 3MB]