Scottish Empty Homes Partnership



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

Call for nominations for empty homes champions awards

Shelter Scotland is calling for nominations for an awards ceremony to recognise the work of people fighting to bring Scotland's 39,000 privately-owned, long-term empty homes back into use.

Published 29 August 2019

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