About Empty Properties

There are approximately 1200 empty properties in the district of Stratford-on Avon, of which more than 200 have been empty for two years or longer. There is currently a serious housing shortage within the district and problems of overcrowding and homelessness are contributed to by empty properties.

The council is committed to finding solutions to address the long-term problems, and local people have an important role to play.

Empty properties:

  • have a serious impact on the viability of communities
  • increase the incidence of vandalism, fly tipping, crime and anti-social behaviour
  • lead to falls in the level of equity and collapse of local businesses as households move away
  • can considerably devalue neighbouring properties

Bringing your empty property back into use will have a positive impact on the local environment. It will help the council address the current housing need and demand and help to support a sustainable community by increasing the housing stock.

The Empty Property Officer can offer advice, information and support on selling/letting and renovating your empty property, information on VAT reductions and Council Tax discounts and exemptions.

If you would like to find out more information or to report an empty property, please contact us on:

Telephone: 01789 260848
Email: emptyproperties@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Contact: the Empty Properties team

Last updated on 28/04/2021