Scottish Empty Homes Partnership



Scots back action against owners of empty homes but almost half say they wouldn’t report one

A majority of Scots agree that empty homes lead to a reduction in the amount of available housing and believe private owners of empty homes should be pressured to bring them back into use, according to new opinion polling.

Published 31 July 2019

More than 1,000 empty homes brought back in record-breaking year

A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year.

Published 12 June 2019

Aberdeen to launch new empty homes service

Aberdeen City Council has launched a new empty homes service with support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 20 February 2019

Conference to hear of step-change for empty homes work in Scotland

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.

Published 26 November 2018

Stirling Council empty homes officer named a finalist at prestigious awards

A Stirling Council worker is in the running for two prestigious accolades for her efforts in bringing empty homes back into use. 

Published 25 October 2018

Blog: Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards 2018

By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

Published 13 September 2018

Call for nominations for empty homes champions awards

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 the country.

Published 29 August 2018

More than 700 long-term empty homes brought back into use

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.

Published 13 July 2018

Effort against Scotland’s empty homes steps up

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.

Published 25 June 2018

Western Isles appoints dedicated officer to tackle empty homes

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.

Published 26 April 2018

New partnership breathes new life into Inverclyde’s empty properties

A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.

Published 7 February 2018

Makar puts pen to paper on the cause of empty homes

Scots Makar Jackie Kay MBE has written a new poem about Scotland’s empty homes.

Published 16 November 2017

Funding for empty homes work in Scotland to double after ‘major successes’

Housing minister Kevin Stewart will today reaffirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to double the money available for work that helps bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.

Published 15 November 2017

Dundee and Angus empty homes project shortlisted for award

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.

Published 3 November 2017