The Empty Homes Network is pleased to announce this year’s Conference Gold Supporters, as No Use Empty: Kent, and Anglia Research. Further information on this year’s Conference, our Speakers and how to book, can be found here.
No Use Empty remains committed to reducing the numbers of long-term empty properties through a range of interventions, returning in excess of 6,047 since launching in 2005.
Delivered by Kent County Council in partnership with all 12 district councils it provides an exemplar model which can be replicated.
Planning, dedicating resources, monitoring outcomes, adjusting delivery models to reflect current market conditions, providing financial assistance to owners by offering secured short-term loans with repayments recycled for new loans and above all continuity are the ingredients to their success.
Over the last 5 years the number of long-term vacant dwellings in Kent has fallen by 2.3%, whereas nationally they have increased by 0.1%.
"At Anglia Research our priority is to help you to bring empty homes back into use.
We employ more accredited researchers than any other UK tracing agency and over twenty legally qualified staff. The calibre of our team is your guarantee of a fast, legally sound solution to all your empty housing problems.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of public accountability and transparency. Our draft Code of Practice concerning the use of heir hunters by local authorities, prepared with the help of specialist counsel and a public law QC, has been welcomed by councils."
With thanks to our Main Conference Sponsor: