Empty Homes

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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

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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

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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

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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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