From Monday, 5 to Friday, 7 December, it is the Empty Homes Agency’s ‘National Week of Action on Empty Homes’ which aims to identify and raise awareness of the problems with empty homes.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has an empty homes team which is pro-active in tackling the problem of empty homes in the area and will be active on the streets of Withernsea during the week of action.
It is vital that empty homes are brought back into use and the empty homes team will work with owners to achieve this. Most homes are brought back into use by informal negotiations with the owner, however, should this fail the home may ultimately be subject to a compulsory purchase order (CPO).
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “Empty homes blight communities and are a wasted resource which could otherwise be occupied. They are also known to attract anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and vandalism.
“The empty homes team is focused on addressing this problem and will act appropriately to encourage the owners of empty homes in the Withernsea area to bring them back into habitable use.”
For further details or to report an empty home, call (01482) 396301 (selecting option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.orgHu17.net - It's all about Beverley