There are three main types of empty property we deal with:
Unsecured properties These are empty properties that are not secure so they can be broken into, vandalised or set on fire. Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous provisions) Act 1982, Section 29, we can order the owner to make the property secure or allow us to board it up/fence off the property in an emergency.
Severely overgrown gardens Where a property has a severely overgrown garden, the Prevention from Damage by Pests Act 1949 gives the council the authority to serve notice on the owner or occupier of the land to take reasonable steps to keep it free from rats and mice.
Dangerous buildings or structures Under the Building Act 1984, we can order the owner to make property safe or allow us to take emergency action to make it safe.
If you are interested in buying an empty property in order to improve it, you should contact local estate agents or auctioneers who will be able to inform you about any development opportunities which are available.
Register online with HM Land Registry, to receive information on registered properties and land in the UK.
We do not have information on empty properties which are for sale, and we are unable to supply a list of properties owned by individuals.