A property in Perth that was formerly empty Delegates from across Scotland will hear about the range of successful initiatives and projects bringing new momentum to the challenge of turning long-term private empty properties in to homes again.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking views for its draft 'Empty Homes Strategy 2018-2023', which aims to sets out the ways in which the council can help Orkney's empty home owners to bring their properties back into use. Orkney currently has 303 potential homes currently classed as empty, representing
As organisations across the country mark Scottish Housing Day today, Aberdeenshire Council is highlighting its Empty Homes Advice and Information Service that aims to bring more properties back into use. Scottish Housing Day takes place today promoting messages about housing options and dispelling m
By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership The mornings are getting colder, the nights longer and the clothes woollier. Which can only mean one thing; the annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference is approaching fast. And with the conference, comes another annual event; the Howdens Scotti
Work being undertaken to bring Aberdeenshire Council properties back into use was discussed at the latest meeting of the local authority’s communities committee. The matter was raised as part of an update on housing performance highlighting the latest figures for re-let times for homes, and the wo
Before and after: 96 St Leonard’s Road in Ayr had fallen into disrepair after the previous owner moved away An awards ceremony which recognises the work being done in the battle to bring Scotland’s 37,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use is calling for nominations from across
Image: Tom Manley for Scottish Land Commission The Scottish Land Commission has called for a new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power to be introduced to tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels of vacant and derelict land in town centres and communities across Scotland.
Neglected buildings in Galston before the start of CARS projects New rules are to be introduced by East Ayrshire Council which will make it more expensive for owners to leave their properties unoccupied.
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is celebrating strong progress over the last 12 months as it helped bring more than 700 homes lying empty for more than six months back into use. Last year the partnership supported local authorities and partners to bring 742 long-term private empty homes
Thousands more long-term, privately-owned empty homes across Scotland are in the sights of an expanded team which aims to use all its powers to bring them back into use. A key aim of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) – which has recently had its funding doubled by the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government needs to play catch-up on the worsening problem of empty homes and second homes if it is to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Scottish Greens. Publishing a major new report on the issue, the party’s housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP reveals that over the last
Councillors on the Western Isles have backed in principal the introduction of a dedicated officer to help bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use. The community and housing committee of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has recommended the council accept an offer of part-funding for the p