North East Lincolnshire Council

Could you breathe new life into an empty home? Supporting Empty Homes Week 2016

Find out how you can bring an empty property back to life with help from North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE during Empty Homes Week.

Empty Homes Week runs from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December and highlights the help on offer to bring empty homes can be brought back into use.

Cllr Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration, skills and housing at NELC, said:

“Homes standing empty for months or years at a time can be a blight on our streets and attract anti-social behaviour.

“But they also represent an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to take their first steps on the property ladder or for developers looking for properties to fix up and sell. Some empty homes have sold for as little as £15,000.

“If you’re the owner of a property that’s empty, or if you’re looking for a property to renovate, we can help in several ways.

“Our empty homes team can advise property owners how to bring a home into use or find a buyer.

“They can also prepare reports that detail the works needed to bring an empty property up to standard so it can be rented.

“They’ll help every step of the way to get an empty home lived in again, even if it comes to finding a buyer.”

Members of the empty homes team are hosting a drop in session on Monday 5 December between 10am and 1pm at the Municipal Offices in Grimsby.

They’ll be offering advice to owners of empty houses, developers and people interested in renovating a property and anyone with concerns about an empty property near where they live.

To find out more about how they can help, call (01472) 324727 or email

You can also contact the team on 01472 324727 to find out about empty properties for sale in North East Lincolnshire.

The latest figures for North East Lincolnshire show there were 1,385 homes listed as empty for more than six months as of October 2016.

You can report an empty property on our website,, by searching ‘Empty Homes Notification form’.


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