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Empty homes

The Council wishes to encourage the owners of empty properties to bring them back into use to meet housing demand. We can offer financial assistance to help with the costs of refurbishment. Grants and loans are available for bringing empty homes back into use and for the conversion of obsolete commercial premises to provide much needed residential property.

Where to find help

Report an empty property

Grants and loans we offer on empty homes

All grant assistance is subject to availability.

Home Assistance Policy

The Private Sector Housing Home Assistance Policy sets out the types of financial help available in detail and includes information on eligibility criteria, procedures and conditions of assistance. Read the full Policy on the Inside Cheshire West website.

Empty homes matching service

Landlords can play an important role in bringing empty homes back into use. For those landlords who are accredited with the Cheshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme, there is the opportunity to become part of the Empty homes matching service.  

The Empty Homes Matching Service matches and brings together those empty home owners who wish to sell their empty home with an accredited landlord or registered letting agent who wish to purchase an empty home and bring it back into use. For further information contact the Empty Homes Team on 0300 123 7038.

Empty Homes Buy and Sell Service

The Buy and Sell Service brings together those empty home owners who wish to sell their empty home with property developers who wish to buy the home to refurbish and sell the property on the open market.      

For further details about the Empty Homes Buy and Sell Service:

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