The high demand for social housing means that we need to ensure that any properties which have been let are occupied.
If you believe that a property has been abandoned please contact your Tenancy and Estate Management Officer on 01509 634666.
Non-occupation of a property is a direct breach of the tenancy agreement which states that 'you must reside continuously in the property as your only or principle home'.
Abandoned and empty homes can also have a negative visual impact on estates and can be susceptible to vandalism and squatting.
Reports of abandonment
We respond quickly to reports of abandonment, and will carry out a visit to the property within 24 hours unless a tenant has advised us of their intentions and terminated their tenancy.
Following an investigation into a report of abandonment, if the Tenancy and Estate Management Officers believe that the property has been abandoned they will take the necessary steps to recover possession of the property.
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|FOI 3645||26th Nov 2013||NNDR|
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Last updated: Wed 16th March, 2016 @ 12:00