Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

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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).

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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. In its 10th annual report, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) announced that 1,412 previou

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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. A report to South Lanarkshire Council’s housing and technical resources committee confirmed that over 1,100 properties were registered as long term e

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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.  The capital experiences the highest rents in Scotland and house prices are continuing to rise, placing pressure on housi

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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. It comes amid growing concern at the estimated 39,300 privately-owned homes which have been empty for six m

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Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards. A listed cottage near Stirling is shortlisted for the Best Before and After award

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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. The Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards is held every year to showcase the work of those t

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A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year. In its latest annual report, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) said that 1,128 properties became homes again in 2018-2019, the best year yet for the group which su

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Aberdeen City Council has launched a new empty homes service with support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP). A full-time specialist empty homes officer will be employed to help track down owners of empty properties and work with them to return them to the housing stock, for instance b

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A property in Perth that was formerly empty 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.

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By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership The mornings are getting colder, the nights longer and the clothes woollier. Which can only mean one thing; the annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference is approaching fast. And with the conference, comes another annual event; the Howdens Scotti

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