Caerphilly Council launches advice pack to tackle empty properties
By |Published On: 7th July 2022|

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Caerphilly Council launches advice pack to tackle empty properties

By |Published On: 7th July 2022|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Caerphilly County Borough Council has launched an information pack as part of a wider project to address the issue of empty properties.

The ‘Caerphilly – No Use Empty’ pack aims to provide a resource for owners of empty properties and to signpost them to the wide range of support available to help them bring their buildings back into use.

In December 2020, the Council’s Cabinet gave the green light to establish a dedicated team to deal with empty properties in the county borough.  The team has since developed an action plan and begun delivering this by building on the Council’s previous work in engaging with owners of empty properties and bringing them back into beneficial use.

The team also has powers to take enforcement action in cases where residential properties are causing significant concern.

Cllr Shayne Cook, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, comments: “As well as being unsightly long term empty properties can also bring with them a range of other issues, including becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour. 

“The team is already delivering excellent outcomes in bringing empty homes back into use and, in some cases, bringing additional benefits by using them to rehouse local people who would otherwise have found themselves homeless.

“The information pack is an additional tool that we hope will help to engage more owners of empty properties and make them aware of the help and assistance available to them.”

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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