Empty homes advice

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5. Renovations

Renovating an empty can be difficult to organise, particularly for owners living away from Exeter. Depending on the individual property, staff might be able to support an owner bringing a project forward.

Please contact the Empty Homes Officer to discuss further.

 

Value Added Tax (VAT) Arrangement

An owner renovating a long term empty home and having the work undertaken by a contractor can pay reduced VAT. We can provide a letter to confirm a home has been long term empty.

 

Garden clearance scheme

This new scheme was introduced in 2018 in response to owners and landlords needing a reliable means of clearing gardens. It provides access to chargeable Council services to assist homeowners with clearing their garden.