EHN Virtual Conference 2021: Introducing Our Main Sponsors

The Empty Homes Network are delighted to announce the Main Sponsors for this year's Virtual Conference, as Auction House UK, and UK Property Rescue, on Thursday 27th May.

With both organisations offering tailored support to both Empty Homes Officers and owners alike across the Country, their presence, knowledge and experience will no doubt prove fruitful to those attending on the day.

The Empty Homes Network is extremely proud to have partnered with Auction House and UK Property Rescue for this year’s event, and would highly recommend getting in touch with their agents and staff to discuss how they can help your service locally, and support the work you do in offering options to owners in your respective areas.

Auction House UK 

Auction House UKAuction House is the UK’s most successful auctioneer and have sold    over 3,300 lots for each of the last five years. With 30 regional offices, Auction House believe in selling properties at local, regional and national levels in order to achieve the best results for their seller clients. 

They have over 200 auctions scheduled for 2021 which include National Online Auctions every Thursday of the year (except over the festive holiday), and regular Regional Property and Land Auctions covering England, Scotland and Wales. They boast a comprehensive network of auctioneers and valuers with years of experience in the field, as well as having won countless awards including Best Auctioneer, Residential Auction House of the Year and Best Franchise. 

Announcing their support for the Conference for a second year, Bryan Baxter, Founding Director and Auctioneer, said: 

“We’re really pleased and excited to be partnering with the Empty Homes Network for their Conference again this year, which will no doubt be an interesting and informative day, highlighting the good work that practitioners do across the Country. We now have an agreed national Auction Sale Service that is available for all practitioners to use. Our aim is to support those officers further, through valuations, refurbishment appraisals or sales advice, and to see many of those empty homes brought to market, successfully sold and see the value of those assets realised for their owners”.

“Our auctions business continued to run smoothly despite Covid-19 restrictions with entries remaining strong and buyers still active. Having seen a number of long-term empty homes brought to auction over the years, it is clear that using this route to market is favoured by empty home owners – by using our local knowledge, comprehensive and targeted marketing, we find that they are often the properties most sought after in the catalogue”.

“We look forward to helping Empty Homes Officers across the Country in any way we can and have set up a Central Service facility to co-ordinate this – your first point of contact should be with Jay Howard on 07546 665000 or

For more information, and to find your local Auction House agent, visit: Auction House UK

UK Property Rescue

UK Property RescueUK Property Rescue (UKPR) provide specialist services to tackle Works in Default, nuisance and empty properties. 

With Long-term empty, hoarded, filthy and verminous, overgrown and structurally dangerous properties forming an ongoing problem for Local Authority Officers in their everyday roles, UK Property Rescue has the knowledge and experience in bringing successful conclusions to works under notice, and can also help to plan and undertake all the refurbishment work required to set up successful EDMOs, including the sourcing and management of tenants on your behalf thereafter.

We have dedicated regional teams in place to project manage and tackle all common issues arising under statutory notices quickly and effectively, and where applicable, can also liaise with private home owners to buy and develop their properties to get them back into use.

UK Property Rescue are delighted to partner with the Empty Homes Network for the Conference again this year, a great network that brings together the officers, albeit virtually this year, to share information and ideas about

the problems you face every day in the course of managing your workload.

For more information on how UK Property Rescue can help, and to see Case Studies for other Local Authority clients, please visit:

To book your Virtual Conference delegate places, available from only £39, visit our dedicated Conference webpage here.