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The Empty Homes Strategy

Updated: 18 Dec 2014
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An empty home will deteriorate quickly and become a nuisance
Derelict homes in the Village area of Belfast
Any property that is lying empty is a wasted resource, both for the person who owns it and those looking for somewhere to live. If left vacant for a long period of time its physical condition can deteriorate and the property can become a nuisance for those living in the neighbourhood, discourage investment and lead to economic decline.
If you own a property which is currently vacant there are a number a options open to you which will ensure that it continues to be an asset and does not, in the future, become a drain on your resources.
In this section of the site, you can:
If you know of a property that has been empty for more than six months, is not currently being offered for sale or rent and has the potential for use as a residential dwelling then please let us know. You can find out more information or report an empty property by telephoning our Empty Homes Unit on 03448 920 900.