Sunday 21 July

Due to maintenance, the facility to pay online and our online application forms where we take a payment will be unavailable for two hours from 4:30am to 6:30am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Empty homes

About empty properties

Properties become empty for many different reasons. In most cases, they are only empty for a short period of time.

A property, for example, might be empty due to hospital admissions, renovation work, delayed sales or lettings. Under these circumstances, a property will usually be back in use within a few months.

When properties are empty for years however, they can cause problems for the community by attracting anti-social behaviour, vermin and crime.

The negative impact on the local area and damaged caused to other properties can affect the housing market and property values.

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