Legal Powers

The Council aims to work with empty home owners at the earliest opportunity. If empty home owners do not work with the Council to fix issues, we can use legal powers to undertake repair work and then recover costs from the owner.

For full details of the type of problem, legislation used and power granted see the Empty Homes Strategy 2021 - 2026 (appendix 2).

The Council can also add a council tax premium on empty homes.

Contact Empty Homes Team

Telephone: 01702 215002

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