Properties that are left long term empty can fall into disrepair, becoming a potential eyesore and focus for anti-social behaviour such as vandalism and fly-tipping. We want to see empty properties in our district brought back into use, or kept in a good state of repair until they are.

Where properties are causing harm to a neighbourhood we have enforcement powers available to require works, force a sale, take over the management or compulsory purchase.

We prefer to work with owners, so if you have an empty property you wish to sell or let out, email us at or contact the independent charity Action on Empty Homes for advice on bringing your property back into use.

If you want to report a problem property or enquire about buying an empty property please use our reporting form below.