Empty Homes

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Scottish Borders Council has approved measures to increase the council tax paid on properties that have been empty for two or more years in an effort to bring hundreds derelict homes back into use. Currently, owners of homes in the Borders which have lain empty for a long period have to pay 90 per c

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By Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national manager Kristen Hubert (Last week) we released our recommendations about what financial incentive programmes we think are needed to unlock more of Scotland’s 27,000+ long term private sector empty homes.

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Catriona Arbuckle, empty homes officer from North Lanarkshire Council accepts the award from (left) George Clarke, TV architect and Phil Hanson, from Howdens’ Joinery North Lanarkshire Council’s Empty Homes Purchase Scheme has scooped the title of ‘The Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of

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Argyll and Bute Council’s Empty Homes Service has scooped a top award at this year’s prestigious Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Conference in Edinburgh for the second year in a row. The team won the category of 'Best Before and After Photo' for images of an empty property brought back into use, an

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Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has called on the Scottish Government and local authorities to use all their powers to ease Scotland's housing and homelessness crises by putting empty properties back in use.

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Perth & Kinross Council has this week officially launched its Empty Property Loan Fund - a new interest-free loan designed to help owners of long-term empty buildings to repair or convert them for use as affordable housing. Funding can be used for any property from a country cottage or a city ce

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The Nationwide Foundation is launching a new £1 million funding programme to bring long-term empty properties back into use as homes for people in housing need. Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants and social investments of between £100,000 and £175,000.

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Owners of empty homes in West Dunbartonshire could be eligible for refunds after councillors approved backdated changes to Council Tax charges. In April 2014, West Dunbartonshire Council was keen to get local empty homes back into use and introduced a policy which meant owners of empty homes could b

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