We know homes become empty for lots of different reasons and we’re here to help whatever the circumstances. We provide advice to anyone with a question about an empty home. We can help you identify options for bringing your empty property back into use and connect you to support and assistance.
Our advice service has helped owners across Scotland access discounts they are entitled to. An owner of a property contacted us because his home had been empty for two years. This meant that he was eligible to pay VAT at just 5% for qualifying building repairs. Unfortunately, his builder did not recognise the letter provided by his local authority to certify the length of time the property had been empty. The adviser worked collaboratively with all involved parties and highlighted the relevant legislation to the builder to reassure him that the council letter was all that was needed. The builder was satisfied with this and the owner was able to proceed with the work to bring the home back into use.
The team of SEPH made the process effortless. If I had know the process of bringing back my property back into use, and the financial benefits, then I would have done it years ago!