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Introducing Our Final Virtual Conference Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity Great Britain

Habitat for Humanity GB are delighted to be attending the Virtual Empty Homes Conference this year, as both a sponsor and exhibitor. We have benefitted over many years from being a member of the Empty Homes Network, and our work as a housing charity in bringing empty property into use as affordable homes has been enhanced through the peer learning, networking and opportunities to collaborate that this has afforded.

Great Britain has its share of poverty, and often it is hidden. Through various initiatives, our global charity is providing part of the solution to complex housing and community challenges that continue to persist in the UK, and many places around the world. This in turn empowers some of the most marginalised families and vulnerable people in society to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.

EHN Virtual Conference 2021 – 2 Weeks to go: Last chance to secure your place!

With just 2 Weeks to go until the Virtual National Empty Homes Conference 2021, it is not too late to secure your place at this year's event, with a limited number of delegate places remaining.

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.

With only two weeks remaining to secure your place, book now to avoid disappointment!

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.

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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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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.

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