Scottish Empty Homes Partnership



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

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

Dundee City Council urged to use part of £6m housing crisis fund to revamp empty homes

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP), set up to help councils bring empty properties back into use, has urged Dundee City Council to consider the city’s 1,209 long term empty homes as part of its strategy to address the local housing crisis.

Published 30 November 2020

10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference to go digital in Feb 2021

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced that the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will be held on an online digital platform from 1 – 4 February 2021.

Published 30 November 2020

Most long-term empty homes in Borders located in Hawick and Galashiels

Galashiels Town Centre, Hawick Town Centre, Hawick Trinity and Hawick Wellogate had more than 5% of properties classified as Long-Term Empty (LTE) in each of the past four years (2016-2019), according to new data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 29 September 2020

Partnership marks record-breaking decade of bringing empty homes back into use

Scottish councils have been urged to make empty homes work a cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery after a record number of privately-owned vacant properties were brought back into use last year.

Published 29 June 2020

Aberdeen empty homes total triples in four years

The number of empty homes in Aberdeen has almost tripled in the last four years.

Published 22 June 2020

South Lanarkshire Council to appoint full-time empty homes officer

Services are set to be enhanced in South Lanarkshire which aim to increase the number of long term empty homes being brought back into use.

Published 24 February 2020

Edinburgh appoints empty homes officer

The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer. 

Published 22 January 2020

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference takes place today

Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today.

Published 20 November 2019

More than 100 empty homes a month brought back into use in Scotland

New data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has revealed that more than 100 formerly empty homes are being brought back into use every month thanks to specialist staff in Scottish local councils.

Published 11 November 2019

Scottish empty homes champions shortlisted for annual awards

Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards.

Published 25 October 2019