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Over 850 empty homes brought back into use across Scotland

In its 2020-21 Annual Report, published on 14 June, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) report that Empty Homes Officers (EHOs) across Scotland helped to bring almost 900 empty properties back in to use this year, despite restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic that has seen renovation work halted or abandoned, rental properties remaining vacant and…

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Scottish Borders joins the fight against empty homes

Supported by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, Scottish Borders Council are appointing a dedicated Empty Homes Officer as part of plans to help owners bring long-term empty properties back into use and reduce the impact that neglected empty homes can have on communities in the area. The officer will provide a range of services, advice…

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Making new homes from empty houses

Writing in the Scotsman, Shaheena Din explains why an empty homes strategy should be key to addressing the housing emergency and pandemic recovery and calls on all councils to confirm their commitment to empty homes work in the coming year. Read the full article here

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2021 Scottish Empty Homes Award Winners

Scottish Empty Homes awards winners announced

Aberdeen City Council, an Inverness-based building company, a community housing project in Dumfries & Galloway and a Fife Council officer were the winners in the 10th Scottish Empty Homes awards sponsored by Fraser & Fraser Genealogists and International Probate Researchers. The winners, announced yesterday at the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference, recognised the efforts…

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