Private Sector Empty Properties
Report a Vacant Property online
At any one time, there are hundreds of vacant properties in the Borough. The vast majority are quickly re-occupied but some remain vacant for some time.
Properties which remain empty for long periods of time can attract vandalism, crime, and other problems affecting the whole community. They can also become a burden on the community and on the owner.
Within the council's own stock, vacant properties are usually re-occupied within a few weeks unless there are special reasons.
If you have information about a privately owned empty property we would like to hear from you.
We will investigate what's happening and try to bring it back into use.