Empty homes

Cllr Kenny Mclean: Collaboration can help solve the problem of empty homes

On behalf of the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, Cllr Kenny Mclean highlights the partners working to tackle empty homes in Glasgow and the benefits the work is bringing throughout the city. 

Published 5 August 2021

More than 850 empty homes brought back into use but charity warns of risk of Covid impact

A project that works with local councils to tackle the problem of empty homes has supported bringing over 850 empty properties back into use this year, despite restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic. 

Published 14 June 2021

Unique partnership launched to tackle empty homes in the west of Scotland

Social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland through the purchase and letting of empty properties, a fund to refurbish properties, and the recruitment of a dedicated empty homes manager.

Published 29 April 2021

Council houses in West Lothian lying empty for longer, report finds

Coronavirus safety restrictions have badly hit turnaround times for letting empty homes to new tenants in West Lothian.

Published 15 April 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership seeks third sector views on empty homes

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership wants to hear from third sector organisations with their thoughts on if and how they can use empty homes to help to meet their housing objectives.

Published 12 April 2021

Shaheena Din: Council employees key to bringing Scotland’s 47,000 empty homes back into use

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din outlines the benefits of employing an empty homes officer and argues that bringing empty homes back into use can a key pandemic recovery strategy for Scotland's councils.

Published 16 March 2021

Moniaive Initiative affordable housing wins Empty Homes Award

Moniaive Initiative is celebrating after its first Community Affordable Housing Project won the award for 'Best Long-Term Empty Homes Restoration Project' at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Annual Awards Ceremony on February 2.

Published 10 February 2021

Fife Council housing professional wins at Scottish Empty Homes Conference

Joanne Saurin, a housing professional with Fife Council, has won the 'outstanding individual' award at the Scottish Empty Homes Conference this week.

Published 5 February 2021

West Dunbartonshire updates strategy to bring at least 100 empty homes back into use

West Dunbartonshire Council has unveiled an updated strategy that will bring at least 100 empty homes across the region back into use.

Published 4 February 2021

Aberdeen City Council celebrates empty homes award

Aberdeen City Council has received an Outstanding Service award at the 10th annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference.

Published 4 February 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Awards winners announced

Aberdeen City Council, an Inverness-based building company, a community housing project in Dumfries & Galloway and a Fife Council officer were the winners in the 10th Scottish Empty Homes awards sponsored by Fraser & Fraser Genealogists and International Probate Researchers.

Published 3 February 2021

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership calls for action to ensure empty homes are not legacy of COVID

Crumbling bricks, broken windows and overgrown gardens of empty homes across Scotland could be a visual legacy of the economic crisis caused by the COVID pandemic if action is not taken to bring more properties back in to use, according to the leader of a project working with local authorities across the country.

Published 1 February 2021

Angus Council launches £100,000 empty homes campaign

Angus Council is launching a £100,000 campaign to turn empty properties into homes that people want to live in.

Published 28 January 2021

Finalists announced for the Fraser and Fraser 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards ceremony

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced the finalists for its 10th Annual Conference Awards Ceremony.

Published 27 January 2021

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