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Below is some information and tools to help get you started. Register to join our Knowledge Hub for a wide range of practical tools to support anyone doing empty homes work.


  • Value Tool
    A spreadsheet pre-populated with formulae to help you quantify the value of an empty homes service, and demonstrate the impact empty homes work can have within your local authority.
  • Council Tax Variation Short Report (PDF)
    This report outlines the current empty homes council tax variation requirements and possible discretion, as well as outlining the approach taken by different local authorities. Further resources for practically applying the council tax variation are available on the Knowledge Hub.
  • Annual Report 2018/19 (PDF)

Knowledge Hub

  • Knowledge Hub 
    Our Knowledge Hub is a network of empty homes officers, helpful resources, specialist advice and empty homes news.