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Providing Homes, Helping Recovery

The need for councils to provide empty homes services is vital not just to tackle the number of homes becoming, and remaining, long term empty as a result of the pandemic, but also to assist local authorities in revitalising local economies and delivering their wider post-Covid recovery plans. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has noted that…

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Scottish Empty Homes Partnership marks a decade of success

In its 10th annual report published on 29th June, The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) announced that 1,412 previously long-term empty properties have become homes again – a 25% increase on last year’s record. This brings the total number of homes brought back into use since the SEHP was established to 5,756 properties. 44% of…

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Empty Homes Awards Winners Announced

We hope everyone enjoyed their day at the Empty Homes Conference yesterday. It was a fantastic day with loads of excellent discussion about many aspects of our work. It was great to see everyone so engaged in the afternoon discussion too, so much so that we almost forgot to wrap the session up. One of…

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2019 Scottish Empty Homes Conference is More Than Allwright!

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership’s 2019 annual conference was held at Riddle’s Court in Edinburgh on 20 November. The theme of this year’s conference was Opening Doors, Unlocking Potential as we focused on how empty homes can be used to help to meet housing challenges today as well as helping to deliver the long-term vision…

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New Website Launched!

We had a fantastic day on Wednesday 20th November at our Empty Homes Conference in Edinburgh, and it was great to see so many of you there. We were particularly proud to unveil our new website and online learning courses, which we hope will be a key resource to those new to empty homes work…

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