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EHN Virtual Conference 2021 – 1 Month to go: Places Still Available

With 1 month to go until the Virtual National Empty Homes Conference 2021, there is still time to secure your place at this year’s flagship Empty Homes Event!

Taking place on Thursday 27th May, our Conference takes place online this year with an exciting line up of Speakers, including the BBC’s Matt Allwright, presenter of The Empty Housing Scandal and Watchdog. With the full list of speakers now announced, the Conference promises to be an interesting, informative and inspiring day, covering many aspects of empty homes work.

Capacity Grid: Partnering With You to Gain the Maximum New Homes Bonus Funding

As you know, around 710,000 UK properties are currently lying empty. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is addressing the empty property challenge and supporting local authorities in bringing more homes back into use through the New Homes Bonus scheme (NHB). With the ability for local authorities to earn additional NHB income by returning empty properties to use under review from 2022, now is the time to maximise the returns available whilst you still can.

How can Capacitygrid help?

The Empty Homes Review service is a fully managed service which utilises technology, expertise and resources to identify long-term empty (LTE) properties which are occupied and attract New Homes Bonus funding.

Award Nominations Still Open For Submissions - Deadline Extended Until 14th May!

With the Empty Homes Network Virtual Conference fast approaching, there is till time to send us your submissions for the Empty Homes Awards 2021, with the deadline now extended to the 14th May.

To highlight the work, and celebrate the achievements of empty homes practitioners across the country over the past 12 months, there are six award categories covering a wide range of activities, partnerships and individual successes. We welcome submissions and nominations for all categories, and strongly encourage those practitioners who work alone to nominate themselves to highlight their personal achievements during such a challenging and difficult year.

EHN Virtual Conference 2021 – Introducing our Exhibitor Sponsors

The Empty Homes Network are pleased to announce our Exhibitor Sponsors for this year's Virtual Conference on Thursday 27th May, as Finders International, EON Home Solutions, Anglia Research Services and Taylor & Emmett

Having supported our events for a number of years, Finders InternationalEON Homes Solutions and Anglia Research return to support our first Virtual Conference, and will be available throughout the day to answer your questions, and demonstrate how they and their teams can support you in your roles.


Enforced sales could help empty homes crisis

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Repurposing Vacant Sheltered Accommodation for Fire Safety Trials

With figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government showing that the number of long term vacant properties across England has risen to more than 216,000, we’re looking at the highest levels of homes standing empty (for more than six months) since 2012. Economically, this accounts for around £53.6bn of property in England alone, according to an analysis carried out by modular home and school builder Project Etopia.

Orbis Protect joins forces with E.ON to bring private homes back into use

Leading property protection provider Orbis Protect has joined forces with E.ON, one of the UK's top energy suppliers, to support its drive to tackle the UK’s housing shortage by bringing empty homes back into use.

Orbis Protect is partnering with E.ON on the scheme and will provide specialist clearance and cleaning of any empty properties, externally and internally.

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A more secure protocol has been implemented for accessing the EHN website

This is the 'https' or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, replacing the previous 'http' protocol.

https is now regarded as the standard for websites that involve payments or where users enter passwords. It means all traffic from your browser to the website is encrypted.

See www.howtogeek.com/181767/htg-explains-what-is-https-and-why-should-i-care/ for further information.