Help with empty homes

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1. Bringing properties back into use

Most home owners don’t want to leave their properties unoccupied and take steps to bring them back into use. It is, however, often a lack of funding that prevents refurbishment, so we offer a range of loans and grants to help.

We also offer a 'private sector lease scheme', whereby you can lease your property to the council and receive a guaranteed income.

Leasing your property to the council

If you are experiencing other issues, please do get in touch, as we may be able to help.

Please note - if your property remains empty for two years a 150% council tax premium will apply.