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Nominations open for the 10th Scottish Empty Homes Awards

December 1, 2020

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

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…

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Roundtable 28th January 2020

January 27, 2020

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Roundtable are hosting an event on 28th January in Glenrothes.  The aim of this event is to encourage a wide variety of organisations to participate in empty homes work by equipping them with the practical skills and knowledge to do so. Unfortunately, Kevin Stewart, MSP – Minister of Local Government, Housing and Planning…

Empty Homes Awards Winners Announced

December 4, 2019
Tenement building with shops on the lower ground

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…

Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2019

October 8, 2019

20 November Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Opening doors, unlocking potential The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership hosts the 9th Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2019. The day is aimed at Empty Homes Practitioners, Elected Members, Housing Development Staff, Housing Associations, Community Groups and others with an interest in private sector empty homes work. Join us to…