Empty Homes

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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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Shelter Scotland is calling for nominations for an awards ceremony to recognise the work of people fighting to bring Scotland's 39,000 privately-owned, long-term empty homes back into use. The Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards is held every year to showcase the work of those t

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A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year. In its latest annual report, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) said that 1,128 properties became homes again in 2018-2019, the best year yet for the group which su

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More empty homes in the countryside could be returned to use if greater policy flexibility was available to recognise the “unique circumstances” of rural Scotland, according to Scottish Land & Estates. After providing evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s local government and c

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South Ayrshire Council has more than exceeded its targets for bringing empty private properties back into use, new figures have revealed. The council is committed to providing around 1,000 new affordable homes to be delivered over five years from 2018 to 2023 and bringing empty private homes back in

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The extent of empty homes and how these can be brought back into use is to be investigated by the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee. National Records of Scotland data from 2017 has shown that 4% of the dwellings in Scotland are unoccupied and the committee’

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A total of 37 empty homes were brought back into use in Argyll and Bute from April through to December last year – exceeding Argyll and Bute Council’s annual target of 25. At a meeting of the council’s Community Services Committee yesterday, members also heard how there have been 6

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Aberdeen City Council has launched a new empty homes service with support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP). A full-time specialist empty homes officer will be employed to help track down owners of empty properties and work with them to return them to the housing stock, for instance b

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