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Owning an Empty Property


See Factsheet 1: What shall I do with my property now that no one is living there?

See Factsheet 5: The costs and risks of owning an empty home

There are clear benefits to bringing your empty property back into use.

We can offer advice and assistance or in some cases financial support by providing grants or loans to assist with the cost of renovating or improving the property.

Whatever your situation we want to help owners to improve empty properties, get them let to tenants, and for owners looking to sell by putting them in contact with developers and individuals who are interested in purchasing empty properties. We aim to offer some advice and point you in the right direction. 

Options for owners of empty properties:

If you own a property thatís empty, councils are able to help you bring the dwelling back into occupation in these ways:

For more information on these schemes: Please email us at No Use Empty (West) or contact your council's Empty Property Officer.

Also, if your property is going to be empty for a period, read our tips on keeping homes safe.

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In Bristol, a total of 677 empty properties were brought back in to use in 2012/2013 - 169 above the target set by the local authority!
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