Stratford housing bosses aim to utilise empty properties - The Stratford Observer

Stratford housing bosses aim to utilise empty properties

Ian Hughes 8th Nov, 2019 Updated: 8th Nov, 2019   0

GRANTS of up to £20,000 are available to renovate empty homes in the district.

It is part of Stratford District Council commitment to tackle the blight of empty properties and to create new residential accommodation.

District spokeswoman Coun Jo Barker said: “There is a real value in bringing empty homes back into use for our communities. Empty homes are seen as blighting a neighbourhood because they are left to fall to rack and ruin and they can be a source of vandalism, antisocial behaviour or can become unsafe over time.

“There are many reasons why properties become long term empty. Sometimes owners of homes need support in being able to face how to sell a home or bring it back into use, or alternatively resolve family issues.

“The district council offers support where it can to encourage people to bring their empty homes back into use and by using funding effectively to bring empty properties back into use, additional, affordable housing will be created for those in housing need.”

Email [email protected] or call 01789 260848 for further details.

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