Online Practitioner Guides

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Using tracing services - guidance notes


This document offers guidance to local authority empty homes practitioners about accessing services to help trace ‘missing owners’ of empty dwellings.


The guidance notes are being published as a 'Draft for Comment' in a single PDF document. Depending what amendments are subsequently made, the final version should then be published as an Online Practitioner Guide.

The Guidance Notes are for Full Members only and can be downloaded from the Introductory Section if you have access.


Bats in Empty Homes - EHN Practitioner Briefing

Background and Scope

Practitioners have encountered situations where bats have roosted in empty dwellings, potentially creating further obstacles – in the form of cost and delay - to bringing those homes back into use.

This Briefing is intended to give a very quick survey of the position with bats in empty dwellings with pointers to additional sources of information.

Copyright © Empty Homes Network 2010, 2016
David Gibbens has asserted the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

Compulsory Purchase - nplaw Guide by Chris Skinner

This Guide has been produced by Chris Skinner, Solicitor, nplaw.

nplaw is the shared legal service for Norfolk Councils hosted by Norfolk County Council.

The Guide has been produced for Empty Homes Network Full members and Library Subscribers only. You'll need to be logged in to access it.

Note: as a property may be owned by a male, a female, or a combination in joint ownership (not to mention a variety of non-natural persons), the Guide uses the plural 'owners' throughout.