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Empty Homes

Did you know there are over 1,000 empty homes in Newcastle-under-Lyme?

We are committed to working with owners to bring them back into use as homes as they are a wasted resource and a blight to communities.

Reporting an empty home

To report an empty home please complete the General Enquiry form or phone us on 01782 717717.

Do you own an empty home?

Exciting news for 2019 - Empty Homes match funded grants

We are really pleased to let you know that Empty Homes match funded grants will be available from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The grant can help you carry out renovations or updating works or simply finishing touches to make it a habitable home. Grants are to be match funded and are for a maximum of £2,000.  The grant can contribute to a larger scheme, however, we do ask that the property is brought back into use within 12 months of the grant being approved and there is a repayment condition if the house is sold within 5 years of completion.

The funding is limited so please do contact us to discuss your plans and how we can help.

Further information on the empty homes match funded grants and terms and conditions can be found in our Housing Assistance Policy.

We can help with information and advice on renovating, selling or letting your property. We also have a list of accredited landlords who may be interested in buying or leasing empty homes.

Further information

  • Council Tax - reductions and premiums relating to empty homes.
  • Housing Strategy
  • Empty Homes (external link) – an independent charity campaigning for empty homes to be brought back into use.

 


Last updated 21 May 2019

 
 
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