Renovation work is underway to transform six vacant properties in Moray into high intensity rehabilitation units for older people. The £120,000 project will provide a transitional option for patients ready to leave hospital but who need extra support before returning home.
Nominations are being sought across Scotland to find the country’s 2016 empty homes champions. The Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards showcases the exemplary work of groups or individuals across Scotland to bring empty properties back into use.
A previously empty home in North Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire Council has said its Empty Homes Initiative is delivering results by breathing life into vacant, derelict properties across the area and turning them into homes for local people.
Scotland's local authorities have been urged to be more pro-active in tackling the problem of empty homes after a new survey revealed that 75 per cent of Scots think vacant properties are a direct cause of anti-social behaviour. The YouGov survey for the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) found
An empty property in Alyth that had been unoccupied for over six years The value of long-term private empty homes brought back into use across Scotland in the last year exceeded £110 million, according to a new report.
Allyson Allison An empty homes officer from Forth Valley has become the first from Scotland to pick up a prestigious UK-wide award.
Frances Snee By Frances Snee, empty homes adviser at Shelter Scotland
Over £158,000 has been injected into affordable housing in Glenrothes to bring long-term empty properties back into use as homes for people who have experienced homelessness or are in housing need. YMCA Glenrothes has received a grant from the Nationwide Foundation to go towards creating homes for
A helpline set up to help reduce the number of empty homes in Scotland has revealed some of the reasons given for why privately-owned homes are left unoccupied for long periods of time. Two of the top reasons are the fear of becoming a landlord and the responsibilities it brings, along with waiting
A new partnership has been launched to tackle the problem of empty homes across Dundee and Angus. The project between the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, Dundee City Council and Angus Council, is set to launch this week to help bring some of the region’s long-term privately owned empty homes bac
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
Kristen Hubert and Shelter Scotland's Graeme Brown during the launch of a national empty homes helpline A new partnership has been launched to tackle the problem of Glasgow’s empty homes.
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.
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has proposed the creation of a community grants programme to help bring Scotland’s thousands of private empty homes back into use. The partnership, which is funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland, says that an Empty Homes Commun
Isobel Butt, Perth & Kinross Council's vacant property development officer, has been recognised for her work to bring both residential and commercial empty properties back into use. A collaboration with colleagues from the environment service and housing & community care service saw Isobel a