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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Empty homes

Houses which fall into disrepair, because they have been empty for a long time, reduce the value of other houses in the area, attract vermin, may become unsafe and can become the focal point for anti-social behaviour.

Contact us for housing advice by phone - call 03000 268 000 - or by email At this time we're not able to provide advice face to face.

Complete our online form to tell us you are at risk of becoming homeless or contact us as as soon as possible, if you feel that you are at risk.

What happens once a problem has been reported?

We'll identify and contact the owner and encourage them to bring the property back into use. If this fails we may take enforcement action against the owner.

Bringing empty properties back into use

Properties are sometimes left empty for quite valid reasons. If you're a property owner who is:

  • having problems selling or letting your property
  • waiting for the right time to sell because of negative equity
  • having problems renovating your house to an acceptable standard

We can help you bring your home back into use, or find tenants for properties which meet the Decent Homes Standard.

Other support

Contact us for more information on:

  • advertising your property to let
  • letting your property to homeless or vulnerable people
  • help to manage your repairs and improvements using our property management service
Contact us
Housing Solutions
03000 268 000
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