Empty homes not only lose income for the owner, they can also be a security and health and safety risk within the community.
Bringing empty homes back into use will improve local areas and help resolve issues of homelessness and overcrowding in the borough.
Charnwood's strategy for empty homes
Charnwood Borough Council has created a strategy to address the problems relating to empty homes within the borough.
Once a property has been empty for two years, the Private Housing Sector will contact the owners or agents to discuss all the possible options available to them to bring the property back in to use.
Complain about an empty property
Contact Private Sector Housing on 01509 634 651 if you live next door to:
- An empty property that is a serious nuisance to neighbouring properties because there is a risk of the property suddenly collapsing
- An empty property where there is a high risk of entry by, and danger, to intruders
Or use the link above to complain about an empty property online.
Assistance for owners of empty homes
If your property has been empty for more than 6 months and needs some improvements before it can be let, we could offer you a Partnership Grant of up to £15,000 to make the property lettable.
The grant covers 50% of the cost of works and the property must be available for rent after the work has been completed.
For more information go to Grants for owner-occupiers.
For more information on empty homes
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|FOI 1435||25th Aug 2011||Empty Housing Info|
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|FOI 3645||26th Nov 2013||NNDR|
|FOI 3710||17th Dec 2013||Housing|
|FOI 1607||3rd Jan 2012||Empty Properties|
Last updated: Wed 26th October, 2016 @ 08:48