We are determined to tackle derelict properties blighting the borough. Empty property rapidly falls into disrepair and often gives rise to litter and anti social behaviour.
Responsibilities of property owners
Owning a property carries duties and obligations. Absentee owners who allow their empty property to fall into disrepair and cause a nuisance will face enforcement action. We now have powers to requisition or compulsory purchase empty properties.
If you own an empty or derelict property, contact us and we will help you bring it back into use through:
The vast majority of derelict and eyesore property is privately owned. You can check the ownership of a property at the Land Registry website.