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Garden waste suspension

Please note: Due to an extreme shortage of drivers and loaders garden waste collections have been cancelled with immediate effect. Please see our Garden waste pages for further information. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

What is an empty home?

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1. Overview

What does the empty homes service do?

We work in the private housing market to help owners of empty properties to bring them back into use.

We aim to prevent homes and buildings standing empty or becoming empty and to preserve and improve the city's housing stock.

Owners of empty, residential properties are provided with information about leasing schemes, private renting and general advice to help bring the property back into use.


Contact us

Contact the Private Sector Housing team 9:00am-5:00pm on 01392 265147 or by email to