Empty properties in the private sector

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.

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