Empty Homes

An example of an empty property

An empty home is a property that has usually been empty for six months or more and is currently or will be used for residential purposes. There can be several reasons why a property is empty and Bridgend Council is committed to working with owners to find solutions to bring empty homes back into use.

 

 


Why bring an empty home back into use?

By bringing an empty home back into use it can: 


  • Increase the supply of good quality affordable housing;
  • Contribute to strong balanced housing markets and community sustainability;
  • Give owners’ choice by improving sales potential or providing rental income rather than allowing properties to become wasted assets;
  • Reduce the risk of vandalism, arson or squatting and the fear of crime;
  • Enhance the viability and vitality of town centres by bringing empty flats above shops back into use.

How can an empty home be brought back into use?

An empty home can be brought back into use by:

  • Applying for an Empty Homes Grant
  • Applying for a "Houses into Homes" recyclable loan
  • Applying for a "Homes in Town" Grant
  • Renting your property
  • Selling or auctioning your property

Who can I contact if I have any queries?

If you have any queries regarding your empty home or would like an Empty Homes Information Pack, please contact 01656 643521, or emailing housing@bridgend.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can write to Housing and Community Regeneration, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Empty Homes