SOBA supports this initiative because there are around 500 empty properties in the area, approximately 200 of which have been empty for over two years. The more houses and flats in use, the less pressure to build new properties - especially on green belt and AONB.
Specialist Housing Team advisors will be on hand at the Council’s One Stop Shop in Manvers Street, Bath between Nov 25-29 from 2-4pm each day to give advice on financial assistance for owners, VAT relief on refurbishment, advertising properties for sale and private sector leasing schemes.
The Council is also taking the opportunity to highlight the financial schemes available for works ranging from minor repairs to major schemes to get an empty property back into use.
- Grant scheme of up to £500
- Loan scheme of up to £30,000 to be repaid over 10 years
Click here to find out more - http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/latestnews/get-your-empty-property-back-use