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Empty Properties

We want to see as many empty homes as possible within Powys returned to use. Therefore we have developed various financial packages as an incentive to bring empty units back up to standard.

Home Improvement Loans and Grants

Image of before and after a derelict property has been restored
Image of the inside of a house before and after it has been restored
Image of the gable end of a house before and after it has been restored

Houses that stand empty can cause nuisance and damage to neighbouring houses. They are also a waste because they could be used as homes. We can advise owners of empty properties to help them bring the house back into use.

If the owner refuses to bring the house into use or fails to repair it, the Council can:

  • Serve a notice on the owner to carry out repairs, and carry out the works itself if the owner fails to do so
  • In exceptional circumstances, force the sale of the house to repay certain debts owed to the council.

What is the aim of the scheme?

Can the Council take action for every empty home?

What is your empty property costing you?


Apply for an empty homes grant

Do you own a property that is currently empty? 

Do you need help making it safe and secure before you move in? 

Are you thinking about buying an empty property to live in, but you will need help to bring it back into use?

National Empty Homes Grants

National Empty Homes Privacy Notice