Hello, following the departure of our empty homes officer the work of dealing with empty homes has been passed to us in Planning Enforcement.
We are currently dealing with a mid terrace empty property which has suffered fire damage to the first floor. It has been empty for a while now and whilst the owner is corresponding with us he has not taken any action to bring the property back into use and claims there is a dispute with the insurance company over the fire. We are currently under a lot of pressure from neighbours and local councillors to get this property sorted however the exterior of the property is not in a condition to warrant S215 action.
What other tools are available to us to bring the property back into use please?
Charlotte & Abbey