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Renovating your empty home


Bringing an empty home back into use can be expensive. Consider the following questions:

  • How much is the property worth now?
  • How much would it be worth in good condition?
  • How much would it cost to renovate?
  • How much rent could it achieve?

Get advice from local estate agents and a surveyor to get accurate answers; the figures should help you decide on the best option.

Compliance with local authority planning and building consent restrictions

Speak to our Planning Department to be sure your plans for redevelopment comply with current legislation; if they don't, you will not get planning approval or building control consent and you may need to start again. Talk to them sooner rather than later and obtain advice and guidance so that you do not waste valuable time and money.

The Planning Portal (opens new window) has useful information and supporting documents.

The following may also be of use:

The No Use Empty (opens new window) website gives further tips and advice on having building works done.

Last modified on 15 September 2023

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