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Report an empty property

Properties that stand empty cause a nuisance for neighbourhoods. They can become a target for vandals and attract antisocial behaviour. Empty properties deteriorate in condition faster than occupied homes, and can affect the value of neighbouring properties.

Let us know if you live near an empty property

Complain in Confidence: If you report a property we will not disclose your details to the property owner. Most importantly, we need to know the address of the empty property, but any further information that you can provide about its condition and the length of time it has been empty will help us understand the situation.

Report an empty property (opens in a new window)  

What we will do with this information

  • We will identify and make contact with the owner (we will not disclose your details)
  • We will visit the empty property
  • If the property or land is causing a nuisance to the community then the council has powers to undertake works to deal with the issue
  • If the owner is unwilling to work with us to bring the property back into use then the council has a number of ways to deal with the empty property, including Empty Dwelling Management Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders and Enforced Sales