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SWT supports Empty Homes Week
15 February 2021 : Council news, Housing news
It aims to raise awareness of the waste of long-term empty homes, campaign for changes to national policy, provide advice for those seeking to bring empty homes back into use, and develop ideas for bringing long-term empty homes back into use for those in housing need.
SWT has a dedicated Empty Homes Officer whose remit is to identify and bring empty homes back into use; providing information, advice and guidance to owners.
“Bringing empty homes back into use makes great sense as it not only increases their value and improves the area but allows the Council to access funding from the Government as well.
The Council provides encouragement and support to owners of empty homes, but also has measures for appropriate enforcement action, when necessary.
In addition, loans of up to £30,000 (subject to terms and conditions) can be applied for with ‘Lendology’ our loan provider, and property leasing options are available from ‘Home First Plus’.
For more information see our Empty Homes web page.