Projects in Dunoon, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Dumfries have been announced as the winners of the 12th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, sponsored by Finders International. The awards were announced during the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership conference which was held yesterday at the Engine Shed in Stirl
SNP leadership hopeful Humza Yousaf has unveiled plans to boost the availability of affordable housing in rural areas by purchasing empty properties and increasing Council Tax on second homes. Under the proposals, the First Ministerial candidate said empty properties would be "purchased, or lon
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is launching new guidance to assist local authorities to bring some of Scotland’s nearly 43,000 long-term empty homes back into use. Developed in partnership with housing specialists Arneil Johnston, the Strategic Empty Homes Framework Guidance
A Scottish Labour government would create a scheme that would acquire empty homes and sell them to future homeowners for just £1, party leader Anas Sarwar has revealed. Labour estimates around 27,000 homes in the country are considered to be empty, and Anas Sarwar used the first day of th
The Scottish Government has appointed Indigo House to undertake an independent Empty Homes Audit.
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced finalists for the Finders International Scottish Empty Home Awards next month. The awards celebrate the impactful and transformative empty homes work undertaken across Scotland, recent statistics revealed almost 43,000 homes are lying empty and brin
Housebuilders have highlighted a "worrying" drop in the number of new homes being started in Scotland as the accumulated shortfall of homes of all tenures built since 2007 has grown to over 110,000.
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership would like to hear from you if you have innovative examples of bringing empty homes back into use. Nominations for this year’s Finders International Scottish Empty Homes Awards were due to close this week but have been extended until the 20th of J
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership is calling for nominations for the 12th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, which will include a new award that recognises the increasing use of empty homes and buildings to create social and affordable housing.
A scheme to bring property hunters and owners of empty properties together is now available online. Aberdeenshire Council’s free Empty Property Matchmaker Scheme allows buyers to view a range of properties listed by owners of empty homes.
South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) have launched a joint project to increase community housing in the south of Scotland through the conversion of empty residential, retail and industrial buildings. With a focus on the Scottish Borders, the pro
Progress has been made in bringing privately owned residential properties back into use across Aberdeen.
Aberdeen City Council has raised almost £500,000 from extra council tax on homes left empty for extended periods of time.
Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) have launched a joint project to tackle the issue of empty homes in Outer Hebrides, working closely with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) to purchase and refurbish empty homes that will be made available to mem
Empty homes officers throughout Scotland helped to bring more than 1,150 empty properties back into use last year, almost 70% of which had been empty for two years or longer. A new report published by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership shows how the number of properties brought back into