New rules are to be introduced by East Ayrshire Council which will make it more expensive for owners to leave their properties unoccupied.
Published 25 July 2018
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is celebrating strong progress over the last 12 months as it helped bring more than 700 homes lying empty for more than six months back into use.
Published 13 July 2018
Thousands more long-term, privately-owned empty homes across Scotland are in the sights of an expanded team which aims to use all its powers to bring them back into use.
Published 25 June 2018
The Scottish Government needs to play catch-up on the worsening problem of empty homes and second homes if it is to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Scottish Greens.
Published 6 June 2018
Councillors on the Western Isles have backed in principal the introduction of a dedicated officer to help bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.
Published 26 April 2018
Independent property consultancy Galbraith has been appointed to bring six empty properties on a historic Borders estate back into use.
Published 16 March 2018
Published 15 March 2018
West Lothian Council is to remove a council tax discount currently afforded to owners of long-term unoccupied properties as it takes steps to bring vacant homes back into use.
Published 12 February 2018
A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.
Published 7 February 2018
The Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to introduce a new loan scheme to help with the cost of renovating empty homes, after the party discovered almost 1,000 properties have lain empty for over a decade.
Published 29 January 2018
Owners of unoccupied homes in South Ayrshire are being offered additional help to sell-up to increase the supply of affordable properties to the community.
Published 19 January 2018
North Lanarkshire Council’s flagship Empty Homes Purchase Scheme has delivered another property for rent in Motherwell as the local authority continues to provide additional affordable housing.
Published 5 January 2018
East Renfrewshire Council has continued its commitment to delivering additional affordable housing in the area with the renovation of a property in Barrhead.
Published 1 December 2017
Scots Makar Jackie Kay MBE has written a new poem about Scotland’s empty homes.
Published 16 November 2017
Housing minister Kevin Stewart will today reaffirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to double the money available for work that helps bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.
Published 15 November 2017