A long term empty home is defined as 'an unoccupied property substantially unfurnished for a period of six months or more'.

If you own an empty home you have options. You can repair the property for renting and receive a rental income or sell it on the open market through a reputable estate agent.

We have powers to compulsorily acquire a house that has been empty for some time.

We have a range of incentives for both landlords and potential owner occupiers, to help bring long term empty properties back into use.

You can find out more information on how council tax is affected by an empty property on our council tax page

Please tell us if if you know about a long term vacant property so that we can work with the owner to bring it back in to use.

  Tell us about an empty property