Empty properties

Empty Homes Strategy

Through the delivery of our Empty Homes Strategy, we aim to bring long-term empty homes back into use. The strategy provides the framework for tackling the various issues associated with long-term empty homes in the private sector, in a cost effective manner.

The government has devised a range of legislative tools to support empty properties being brought back in to use. The Empty Homes Strategy builds on the success of the 2010 strategy which set the foundations for a well-refined empty homes service that balances support and advice with a range of enforcement options.

The aim of the strategy continues to focus on partnership working, using the tools available effectively and appropriately.

To make this strategy a success, we need to continue to build on the existing working relationships to raise the profile of the empty homes issue in Central Bedfordshire.

Download our Empty Homes Strategy (PDF 1.6MB)

Download the engagement report (PDF 628KB) from our refresh of the Empty Homes Strategy in 2017

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8767
Email: housingsolutions@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk