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Welcome fall in empty homes but cost of living crisis threatens progress

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has welcomed a fall in the number of long-term empty properties in Scotland but warned the cost-of-living crisis may make it harder to sell homes or refurbish empty properties in the year ahead.  Statistics published today by the Scottish Government show the number of long-term empty properties fell for…

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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…

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Empty Homes by Local Authority 2020-21

Fewer empty homes but more to do as numbers remain above pre-pandemic levels

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has welcomed a fall in the number of long-term empty properties in Scotland but urged councils to make tackling empty homes a key part of their housing strategy, as numbers remain above pre-pandemic levels. Statistics published today by the Scottish Government showed that the number of long-term empty properties…

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Scottish Empty Homes Awards Winners 2022 Announced

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll & Bute Council, South of Scotland Community Housing, and a Falkirk Council officer were the winners at the 11th Scottish Empty Homes Awards, sponsored by Auction House Scotland. The awards, announced at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership’s annual conference held on 22nd March at the COSLA Conference Centre, recognised the efforts of…

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