What are we doing about it?
In 2003, we introduced our first empty property strategy to target long-term and problematic vacant properties with the appointment of a dedicated Empty Property Officer. To date, a total of 1,047 vacant properties have been demolished or brought back into use (December 2019 data).
We have an Empty Homes Strategy, which provides a range of tools available for action to be taken in respect of long-term, privately owned, vacant properties. You can find our strategy below.