Tackling Empty Homes – The sector response

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Date:28 September 2017
Time:13:30 - 15:30
Venue:Leeds Civic Hall
Calverley Street (Committee Room 1)
West Yorkshire
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Against the backdrop of a growing population, a challenging housing market, homelessness and pressure on local authorities to make the best use of housing stock in their area, empty homes are a wasted resource.

Long-term empty homes can have adverse effects on neighbourhoods including issues around ASB, property values and a drop in confidence in the area. Owners lose out on rental income and have concerns over security. There are also significant pressures on the local economy and public services and decreasing opportunities for employment.

Local authorities are the key partners in trying to resolve the problems associated with these long-term empty properties and a lot of great work is being done across the North. Dealing with empty properties can have social, regenerative, financial and strategic benefits.

The NHC would like to invite you and your colleagues to this FREE MEMBER ROUNDTABLE to discuss:

  • the challenges local authorities and their partners face in tackling Empty Homes.
  • the role of Housing Providers.
  • solutions and opportunities.
  • making the case for an Empty Homes Officer.
  • Leeds, Sunderland and Carlisle Council’s different approaches in tackling empty homes.
  • good practice and learning. There will also be networking opportunities.

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Please note: All prices are exclusive of VAT.

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