If you know of any properties that are empty, abandoned or derelict, please contact the Empty Homes team.

What we do with empty properties

Empty properties can be an eyesore and can attract vandals or squatters. If brought back into use they can provide a home for people in housing need.

We want to find out about long term empty privately owned housing that has been abandoned or is derelict. We'll make contact with the owners and offer them support to bring their properties back into use.

Where properties have been neglected over a long period of time we'll consider taking action to bring about their improvement and get them back into use.

Grants and loans for empty properties

Help may be available to owners of empty properties to meet the cost of repairs and improvements.

Find out about grants and loans for landlords