Empty Homes

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West Lothian Council is to remove a council tax discount currently afforded to owners of long-term unoccupied properties as it takes steps to bring vacant homes back into use. The council is writing to around 300 homeowners whose properties are currently classed as long-term unoccupied, as they have

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The Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to introduce a new loan scheme to help with the cost of renovating empty homes, after the party discovered almost 1,000 properties have lain empty for over a decade. Party leader Willie Rennie made the plea after a Freedom of Information reque

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88 properties have been transformed thanks to help from South Ayrshire Council's Empty Homes programme Owners of unoccupied homes in South Ayrshire are being offered additional help to sell-up to increase the supply of affordable properties to the community.

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North Lanarkshire Council’s flagship Empty Homes Purchase Scheme has delivered another property for rent in Motherwell as the local authority continues to provide additional affordable housing. The scheme involves the council buying long term privately owned empty houses and flats, refurbishing th

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East Renfrewshire Council has continued its commitment to delivering additional affordable housing in the area with the renovation of a property in Barrhead. The property in Divernia Way previously lay derelict for almost ten years following extensive fire damage. It has now been completely renovate

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A joint Dundee City Council and Angus Council project to bring long-term privately-owned empty homes back into use has been nominated for a national award. The councils' shared services empty homes project is shortlisted in the Outstanding Service category at the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champio

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Over 200 empty homes across the Stirling Council area have been brought back into use since April 2013, equating to a massive £2.6 million generated in the region. On average, every empty home that becomes populated brings about £13,000 from workers contributing to tax revenue and increasing the t

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The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she delivered her Programme for Government for 2017/18 to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, the ‘En

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