We provide advice to anyone who is concerned about an empty home. Unfortunately, when homes are left empty overgrown gardens, maintenance issues and anti-social behaviour can become a problem for neighbours and other community members.
An owner reported two empty properties in her block of flats to the advice service. Communal repairs were required within the block and she was worried the empty properties would make organising these impossible. The Empty Homes Adviser linked the neighbour with local authority practitioners, who sent information on missing shares and further guidance on communal repairs. The neighbour is now confident that she can get the required work carried out and will then be able to sell her own property. The advice service continues to support the local authority in tracing the hard-to-find owners of the empty properties.
The team at SEHP made the process effortless. If I had known the process of bringing my property back into use, and the financial benefits, then I would have done it years ago!