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Empty homes


Our team can work with owners of empty homes to find solutions to help bring them back into use. There is no council tax discount for an empty property.

If a property has been empty for a long period of time you may be charged a higher percentage of council tax.

Number of years emptyPercentage
1 year200%
5 years300%
10 years400%

Report an empty property or derelict land

To let us know about about an empty or derelict property or land complete the Empty homes and derelict commercial property and land.

Empty property questionnaire

If you are a landlord or owner of an empty property and would like some support bringing the property back into use complete Empty property questionnaire.

Help bringing a property back into use

We can help to find a buyer for the property, or we can advise owners on how to bring an empty property back into use. There are loans and grant schemes available to help fund (or contribute towards) refurbishing an empty property. The schemes are dependent on funding from the Council.


Contact details

Home Improvement Team, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 326296

Opening times: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4:30 pm, except bank holidays