Empty homes



Speakers line-up unveiled for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced a dynamic line-up of speakers for its first ever digital conference, which will be held 1-3 February 2021.

Published 15 January 2021

Last call for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards nominations

Nominate your colleagues and project partners now for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards before nominations close on the 12th of January.

Published 8 January 2021

10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference to go digital in February

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced that the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will be held on an online digital platform from 1 – 3 February 2021 with tickets from as little as £15.

Published 7 January 2021

Councils urged to address 40,000 empty homes as part of COVID-19 recovery

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has called on local authorities to use Scotland’s 40,000 long-term empty homes as part of COVID-19 recovery plans, ahead of an expected increase in numbers of properties empty for six months or more.

Published 14 December 2020

Nominations open for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards

Nominations are now open for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards.

Published 2 December 2020

Dundee City Council urged to use part of £6m housing crisis fund to revamp empty homes

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP), set up to help councils bring empty properties back into use, has urged Dundee City Council to consider the city’s 1,209 long term empty homes as part of its strategy to address the local housing crisis.

Published 30 November 2020

10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference to go digital in Feb 2021

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced that the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will be held on an online digital platform from 1 – 4 February 2021.

Published 30 November 2020

Most long-term empty homes in Borders located in Hawick and Galashiels

Galashiels Town Centre, Hawick Town Centre, Hawick Trinity and Hawick Wellogate had more than 5% of properties classified as Long-Term Empty (LTE) in each of the past four years (2016-2019), according to new data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 29 September 2020

Moray residents with empty properties may be eligible for COVID-19 grant

Moray residents with empty properties may be eligible for a COVID-19 grant to reduce their levy payment.

Published 1 September 2020

Partnership marks record-breaking decade of bringing empty homes back into use

Scottish councils have been urged to make empty homes work a cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery after a record number of privately-owned vacant properties were brought back into use last year.

Published 29 June 2020

Aberdeen empty homes total triples in four years

The number of empty homes in Aberdeen has almost tripled in the last four years.

Published 22 June 2020

Compulsory purchase to bring two empty Govanhill homes back into productive use

The promotion of the compulsory purchase of two empty homes in Govanhill has been agreed by Glasgow City Council. The purchases of these pr

Published 18 June 2020

Scottish Government 'unable to take forward' work on empty homes

The Scottish Government’s work to tackle empty homes has been put on hold due to “changed priorities” and the implications of the coronavirus crisis, housing minister Kevin Stewart has admitted.

Published 9 June 2020

Joint letter to housing sector on voids processing

A letter has been issued to the housing sector on the importance of bringing empty properties back into use and support for victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Published 1 June 2020

Edinburgh tackles homelessness and empty homes with Private Sector Leasing scheme

Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.

Published 18 May 2020