Empty Homes

We are aware of an increase in the number of vacant private properties across North Lanarkshire, many of which are in serious disrepair

What is an empty home?

A long-term empty home is any privately owned home that has been empty for six months or more.

Empty homes are wasted resources that could be used to help meet housing need. They can also cause problems for residents living nearby and can have a negative impact on the wider community.

Bringing empty homes back into use can increase housing supply, improve community safety and contribute to regeneration.

What is the council's role with empty homes?

It is an owner's responsibility to look after their property. However, if a home gets "stuck" and is empty for a long time, we can work with owners to provide advice and assistance to find the best ways to bring empty properties back into use.

If you would like more information on what you could do with your empty property and the help available; please use the 'contact us' box or view the pdf icon North Lanarkshire Empty Homes Leaflet [667kb].

What options are available to bring my empty property back into use?

We work with property owners to bring empty properties back into use.

Help and advice is available on:

Empty Homes Purchase Scheme

North Lanarkshire Council runs an Empty Homes Purchase Scheme. For more information and to apply, please visit our page here.

Report an empty property

If you have concerns about an empty property, you can report it through the National Empty Homes website. Alternatively you can contact our Empty Homes Officer using the 'contact us' box

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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