Housing - Empty Properties
Homes become empty for a variety of reasons. A home that is left empty may cause problems if it is left unattended and not secure. It can attract vandalism, tipping of rubbish, fly posting and anti-social behaviour, and soon become an eyesore. If it becomes very run down it may start to cause repair problems to the house next door and will affect the market value of other homes in the area.
Do You Know of an Empty Property?
If you know of an empty property please contact the Environmental Protection Team at the council offices on 01858 828282. We can investigate why the property is empty and offer the owner advice on how to bring it back into use.
Do You Own an Empty Property?
Have you thought about renting out the property using the Council's Rent Deposit Scheme? The Council can help find you tenants who can afford the rent on your home, provide a bond to cover damage and loss of rent at the end of the tenancy up to the equivalent of a months rent and give you advice on how to manage the property. For full details please contact Customer Services on 01858 828282.