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See the latest information and advice in Exeter. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS, who are well prepared to deal with this virus.

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.