The Empty Homes Conference 2019 - Our Silver Supporters

The Empty Homes Network is pleased to announce this year’s Conference Silver Supporters, as Grafton Empty Homes, Finders International and Fraser & Fraser. Further information on this year’s Conference, our Speakers and how to book, can be found here.



Grafton UK Ltd has specialist experience in locating the owners of derelict, vacant and squatted properties. We have a high success rate in working with individuals, aggrieved neighbours, developers, leaseholders, solicitors and other property professionals to track down missing freeholders or beneficial descendants of properties.

Combining a blend of research and property experience that spans over 25 years, we have a team of both experienced and trained researchers that can help turn empty properties into homes.

We also have a long-time association with legal advisors with particular experience in housing. This gives us the full range of expertise to help local authorities, local residents and empty homeowners make use of their assets and empty properties in their area.

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Finders International are global probate genealogists. We trace missing heirs to property estates, funds and assets worldwide and offer this service FREE of charge to Empty Homes Officers. We have experience  in swiftly locating and engaging with owners of vacant or derelict property and can assist in resolving disputes. Whether the owner is living or deceased, we aim to provide prompt solutions every time.

We are also the founding member of IAPPR, the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, Genealogists and Heir Hunters which aims to provide a single, authoritative for corporate industry professionals.

At the recent Probate Research Awards in February 2019, Finders International were awarded the ‘Best UK Probate Research Firm 2019’.


Fraser and Fraser celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019. Since 1969 we’ve been helping public and private sector organisations by identifying and locating missing and unknown people – often the next-of-kin of deceased persons – who are relevant to the matters they’re working on. 

Our work enables Empty Homes Officers to be sure that they’re dealing with the correct individuals. For us, helpfulness, client service and satisfaction come first. Our aim is to make a positive contribution to the empty homes sector and the Network and we are strongly committed to Bringing Empty Homes Back Into Use.


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