Scottish Empty Homes Partnership



Unique partnership launched to tackle empty homes in the west of Scotland

Social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland through the purchase and letting of empty properties, a fund to refurbish properties, and the recruitment of a dedicated empty homes manager.

Published 29 April 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership seeks third sector views on empty homes

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership wants to hear from third sector organisations with their thoughts on if and how they can use empty homes to help to meet their housing objectives.

Published 12 April 2021

Shaheena Din: Council employees key to bringing Scotland’s 47,000 empty homes back into use

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din outlines the benefits of employing an empty homes officer and argues that bringing empty homes back into use can a key pandemic recovery strategy for Scotland's councils.

Published 16 March 2021

Moniaive Initiative affordable housing wins Empty Homes Award

Moniaive Initiative is celebrating after its first Community Affordable Housing Project won the award for 'Best Long-Term Empty Homes Restoration Project' at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Annual Awards Ceremony on February 2.

Published 10 February 2021

Fife Council housing professional wins at Scottish Empty Homes Conference

Joanne Saurin, a housing professional with Fife Council, has won the 'outstanding individual' award at the Scottish Empty Homes Conference this week.

Published 5 February 2021

Aberdeen City Council celebrates empty homes award

Aberdeen City Council has received an Outstanding Service award at the 10th annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference.

Published 4 February 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Awards winners announced

Aberdeen City Council, an Inverness-based building company, a community housing project in Dumfries & Galloway and a Fife Council officer were the winners in the 10th Scottish Empty Homes awards sponsored by Fraser & Fraser Genealogists and International Probate Researchers.

Published 3 February 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership calls for action to ensure empty homes are not legacy of COVID

Crumbling bricks, broken windows and overgrown gardens of empty homes across Scotland could be a visual legacy of the economic crisis caused by the COVID pandemic if action is not taken to bring more properties back in to use, according to the leader of a project working with local authorities across the country.

Published 1 February 2021

Finalists announced for the Fraser and Fraser 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards ceremony

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced the finalists for its 10th Annual Conference Awards Ceremony.

Published 27 January 2021

Speakers line-up unveiled for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced a dynamic line-up of speakers for its first ever digital conference, which will be held 1-3 February 2021.

Published 15 January 2021

Last call for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards nominations

Nominate your colleagues and project partners now for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards before nominations close on the 12th of January.

Published 8 January 2021

Last call for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards nominations

Nominate your colleagues and project partners now for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards before nominations close on the 12th of January.

Published 8 January 2021

10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference to go digital in February

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced that the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will be held on an online digital platform from 1 – 3 February 2021 with tickets from as little as £15.

Published 7 January 2021

Scottish Government publishes quarterly housing statistics

A total of 1,057 affordable housing supply homes completed in the latest quarter, July to September 2020, an increase of 860 homes on the 197 completions in the previous quarter, April to June 2020.

Published 16 December 2020

Councils urged to address 40,000 empty homes as part of COVID-19 recovery

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has called on local authorities to use Scotland’s 40,000 long-term empty homes as part of COVID-19 recovery plans, ahead of an expected increase in numbers of properties empty for six months or more.

Published 14 December 2020