If you are aware of an empty property you can report it to us.
We investigate empty properties to ensure that any nuisance they are causing is dealt with. This may involve boarding up properties, clearing away rubbish or stopping water leaks.
After dealing with any urgent issues we contact the owner to encourage them to either sell the property or renovate it and rent it out. We have powers to take control of empty properties in popular areas and let them to tenants. We can also consider demolishing empty properties as part of a wider regeneration strategy or if individual properties are causing a nuisance and cannot be renovated at reasonable cost.
The Hull Partnership Empty Homes Programme is an award winning partnership that has successfully tackled empty homes and delivered neighbourhood transformation. Through collaborative working the individual pots of funding have achieved far more than if each pot been used in isolation. The combination of energy efficiency works, frontage improvements schemes and tackling empty homes has resulted in sustainable and flourishing communities. To date the six organisations in the partnership have created over 650 quality homes.
We have supported community partner bids as well as submitting our own bids for funding from a variety of sources including our own, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Clusters of Empty Homes fund and The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to maximise the impact.