Empty properties

The Council is committed to bringing empty properties back into occupation. Bringing your empty property back into use can

  • earn you money - from rental income or from a sale
  • providing a home
  • secure your property from vandalism, dilapidation and depreciation

The Council can assist you in this process by providing the following:

  • a non-repayable grant up to £5,000 for properties entering into the private sector leasing scheme
  • an interest-free loan is up to £20,000 for properties entering into the private sector leasing scheme
  • a deposit bond in place of a cash deposit when a let is agreed under the rent direct scheme
  • a contact list for parties interested in purchasing empty properties

To find out more please contact the Council’s Private Sector Leasing Team.

Are you aware of a property left standing empty and want us to investigate?

To report an empty property which is dilapidated please complete the housing advice or complaints form.