Empty properties are wasted homes so we work with local property owners to help bring empty private properties back into local housing use. 

How we can help

If you own an empty property and would like advice on the options for bringing it back into use you can contact us at psechousing@southglos.gov.uk.

Our housing scheme SG Homes includes a full lettings and management service to help you let your property.  

We can give you advice on your legal responsibilities to help you avoid enforcement action.

If your property has been empty for over two years we can advise you on VAT relief on renovation costs. 

If you are interested in selling your property we can help to match you with interested purchasers.

Home repair loans

We have council funded loans for homeowners requiring essential repairs to their properties.  These loans are delivered for us by Lendology. 

Loans are available for most home repairs, energy improvements including renewables and for bringing empty homes back into use.

Lendology are a community interest company and an ethical lender. They work with you to identify the best type of loan for your situation. 

With support from Lendology’s partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, Dinesh secured a loan for transforming this old shop and residential flat into two energy efficient homes.

Report an empty home

You can let us know about a property that has been empty for a long time and is causing concerns by contacting the private sector housing team at psechousing@southglos.gov.uk.

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