Empty homes

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Why tackle empty homes

Empty properties are a wasted resource both for the community and the owner; they reduce the supply of housing and represent a loss of income for the owner. They are often an eyesore that can blight an area, can attract antisocial behaviour, cause concern to neighbours and the local community and affect the value of surrounding properties. 

Bringing empty properties back into use is a priority for the Council as it helps to alleviate some of these issues as well as increasing the supply of housing.

Reporting an empty property

If you would like to report an empty property or have any questions in relation to an empty property please email privatesectorhousing@stalbans.gov.uk or telephone 01727 819447.

Date of last review: 18 December 2015