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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.

EHN Awards 2021: Nominations now open to mark the start of Empty Homes Week!

The Empty Homes Network are pleased to announce that the Empty Homes Awards 2021 are now open for submissions, marking the start of National Empty Homes Week, in support of the campaign fronted by Action on Empty Homes.

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

EHN Virtual Conference 2021: Introducing our Exhibitor+ Sponsors

The Empty Homes Network are excited to announce our Exhibitor+ Sponsors for this year's Virtual Conference on Thursday 27th May, as Fraser & Fraser, Bevan Brittan, Grafton Empty Homes Ltd, and No Use Empty: Kent.

Having supported our events for a number of years, Fraser & Fraser, Grafton Empty Homes and No Use Empty: Kent return for our first Virtual Conference, and all will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions you have, and demonstrate how they and their temas can support you in the work you do.

EHN Virtual Conference 2021: Full Speaker Line-up Announced!

The Empty Homes Network are pleased and excited to announce the full list of confirmed speakers, for our first Virtual Conference to be held on Thursday 27th May, 2021.

With an informative and interesting range of speakers and topics as always, planning and preparation for the day continues to gather pace, and is shaping up to be the highlight of the Empty Homes Calendar.

More information on how to secure your place, can be found on our dedicated webpage here.

Speakers & Topics

- Matt Alwright - TV Presenter, Journalist & Broadcaster

Housing and Empty Homes: a Journalist's View of What We Do

- Judge David Jackson - Judge, First-Tier Property Tribunal

EDMOs: The process from a Judge's perspective

- David Armstrong - Barrister, Mallard Consulting


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.