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“Act now to ensure empty homes are not legacy of Covid crisis”

February 1, 2021
Change in numbers of Empty Homes in Scotland by Local Authority

Crumbling bricks, broken windows and overgrown gardens of empty homes across Scotland could be a visual legacy of the economic crisis caused by the Covid pandemic if action is not taken to bring more properties back in to use, according to the leader of a project working with local authorities across the country. Shaheena Din,…

Exciting line-up of speakers announced for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference

January 15, 2021
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The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced a dynamic line–up of speakers for its first ever digital conference, which will be held 1-3 February 2021. The 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will begin with an address by Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP, and will focus on the theme of Providing…

Councils must address empty homes as part of Covid-19 recovery

December 14, 2020
Row of tenement buildings

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has called on local authorities to use Scotland’s 40,000 long-term empty homes as part of Covid-19 recovery plans, ahead of the publication of official statistics by Scottish Government (15 December) that are expected to show an increase in numbers of properties empty for six months or more. SEHP are…

Ticket sales launched for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference

December 8, 2020
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Early bird tickets have gone on sale today for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference, which will be held on an online digital platform from 1 – 3 February 2021. Single day tickets with early bird pricing are £15, while 3-day conference passes are available for £40. The discounted tickets will be available on the…

Nominations open for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards

December 1, 2020
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Nominate your colleagues and project partners now for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards! Over the past 10 years, the awards have showcased the inspiring work of individuals and organisations who have made exemplary contributions to the field of private sector empty homes work in Scotland This year’s awards include a new category to celebrate the work…

Dundee City Council urged to use part of £6 million housing crisis fund to revamp empty homes

November 30, 2020

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP), set up to help Councils bring empty properties back in to use, has urged Dundee City Council to consider the city’s 1209 long term empty homes as part of its strategy to address the local housing crisis. The Council recently announced a £6 million housing expenditure programme to tackle…

10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference to go digital in Feb 2021

November 27, 2020
https://hopin.com/events/10th-scottish-empty-homes-conference

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced that the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference will be held on an online digital platform from 1 – 3 February 2021. With the theme Providing Homes, Helping Recovery, this year’s conference will reflect on the work of the past decade and look at current challenges in Scotland. Shaheena…

Getting beneath the empty homes data – Scottish Borders Council

September 28, 2020

Getting Beneath the Empty Homes Data Scottish Borders Council A new report by Scottish Empty Homes Partnership drawing on data available on empty homes on the Scottish Government and National Records of Scotland websites alongside data on population and dwellings on the two sites in relation to Scottish Borders Council (SBC). The report is part…

Providing Homes, Helping Recovery

July 10, 2020
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…

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership marks a decade of success

June 30, 2020
Number of homes brought back into use

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…