Empty homes



TV star George Clarke joins search for Scotland’s empty homes champions

Nominations are being sought across Scotland to find the country’s empty homes champions.

Published 15 September 2015

Owners of empty West Dunbartonshire homes could benefit from Council Tax changes

Owners of empty homes in West Dunbartonshire could be eligible for refunds after councillors approved backdated changes to Council Tax charges.

Published 20 August 2015

Blog: Taking stock

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership recently released its annual report for the financial year just passed.  There are a few headlines form the report that we are particularly excited about, writes Kristen Hubert at Shelter Scotland.

Published 15 July 2015

Number of empty homes brought back into use doubled in last year

The number of private empty homes brought back into use in Scotland last year has an estimated market value of around £93 million, according to the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 14 July 2015

Call for bids for £4m empty homes fund

A new fund has been launched which aims to create additional residential accommodation in Scotland’s urban and rural towns.

Published 29 June 2015

Public urged to report empty homes as helpline launched

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has appealed to members of the public to report empty homes in their communities using a free national helpline.

Published 16 June 2015

Fife Council approves first Empty Homes loan application

Fife Council has approved the first successful loan from the ‘Empty Homes Loan Scheme’, a scheme available to owners of long-term empty homes with properties that require extensive repairs to bring them up to a lettable standard.

Published 30 April 2015