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Meet Renfrewshire Council’s More Homes Officer Allana Mcluskey

This year the network of Empty Homes Officers (EHOs) that SEHP supports reported 1257 homes back into use. This reflects their hard work and determination in working with owners and investigating empty properties to see them transformed into homes again. Recently we sat down with Renfrewshire Council’s More Homes Officer Allana Mcluskey to find out…


Tax changes for second and empty homes

Scotland is facing a housing emergency. A chronic shortage of housing is leading to increasing numbers of people in temporary accommodation and longer housing waiting lists. Alongside ever increasing house prices and private sector rents, this means that more and more people are struggling to afford to rent or buy in the places they grew…


Over 1,150 empty homes brought back into use in Scotland in 2020/21

A report published today by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership shows how Empty Homes Officers throughout Scotland helped to bring more than 1,150 empty properties back into use last year. The figures show that almost 70% of these properties had been empty for two years or longer. You can view all of this information at…


Executive Summary

This impact report by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) covers the period 2021-22. The SEHP is funded by the Scottish Government, and hosted by Shelter Scotland, with the remit to encourage private sector long-term empty homes back into use, as social and affordable homes, wherever possible. (Long-term empty homes are homes that are recorded…


Who are we and what are our key objectives?

Our Vision  Our vision is that privately-owned empty homes do not remain empty for 12 months or more without good reason. Our Aim  Our aim is to bring as many privately-owned empty homes back into use (as social and affordable homes where possible), by meeting our five key strategic objectives:  Strategic objective 1 – Encourage…