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.
- Why Empty Homes Matter: How empty homes can contribute to Housing to 2040
- Value Tool
The Empty Homes Value Tool highlights the impact and benefits of bringing empty homes back into use for local authorities.
- Council Tax Variation Short Report (PDF)
This report sets out the statutory position for council tax on unoccupied and empty properties and provides information on how councils are currently applying powers to vary council tax on empty properties. Further resources for practically applying the council tax variation are available on the Knowledge Hub.
- Annual Report 2020/21 (PDF)
- Merchant Discounts
Companies offer discounted services and/or offers for empty home owners.
- SEHP Repossession Guide
A guide for Empty Homes Officers dealing with properties that they believe to have been repossessed, setting out the procedure for repossessions in Scotland and what should be considered if officers believe a property is, or may be, subject
to repossession proceedings