Empty Homes

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Services are set to be enhanced in South Lanarkshire which aim to increase the number of long term empty homes being brought back into use. A report to South Lanarkshire Council’s housing and technical resources committee confirmed that over 1,100 properties were registered as long term e

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The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer.  The capital experiences the highest rents in Scotland and house prices are continuing to rise, placing pressure on housi

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SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has renewed the party’s call for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use empty homes to house veterans – after new figures showed more than 1,000 army homes remain unoccupied. The figures, uncovered through Freedom of Information, show

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North Ayrshire Council has been congratulated for its outstanding efforts to bring empty homes back into use. The council’s private sector team was honoured by Shelter Scotland for its work in breathing new life into disused properties.

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Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today. It comes amid growing concern at the estimated 39,300 privately-owned homes which have been empty for six m

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A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to fulfil its commitment and introduce compulsory sales orders to tackle the blight of empty homes. The call is part of a series of recommendations made in the local government and communities committee’s report into Scotland’s e

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Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards. A listed cottage near Stirling is shortlisted for the Best Before and After award

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