Tracing Owners to Empty Homes

Why Do Properties Become and Remain Empty?

In most cases this is because the owners need assistance, support, information or encouragement to help return empty homes to use. Although there are numerous other reasons that properties remain empty.

These reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Probate, estate or legal ownership issues
  • Financial implications
  • Requires renovation and/or building work
  • Reluctance to let/sell
  • Health issues
  • Unaware of support options

The reasons can vary in severity. It is important, therefore, that we can give the appropriate level of support to those who need it.

The Impact of an Empty Home

Each empty home denies a household somewhere to live and returning an empty home to use has social, environmental and financial benefits. If left empty, properties can:

  • Fall into disrepair or become ruinous or dilapidated
  • Attract vandalism, antisocial behaviour and crime
  • Cause damage to adjacent properties, and possibly health issues for neighbours through lack of maintenance
  • Pose a threat to safety, particularly to young children
  • Reduce the value of the property and the surrounding area

The Benefits of Bringing an Empty Home Back into Use

Bringing an empty home back into use has many benefits that include:

  • Generating potential income for the owner and increasing property value.
  • Reducing the risk of crime and vandalism for the property and the local area.
  • Providing accommodation for others to use.
  • Contributing to the regeneration of an area, increasing spending in the local economy and helping to protect the value of the surrounding area.

How Can We Support You?

We specialise in tracing owners or their next of kin to empty homes and can:

  • Give advice as to which services will benefit you and your organisation
  • Arrange for properties to be cleared and secured
  • Provide a full valuation service and sale service

Why Use Finders International

  • This is a free service to local authorities
  • We provide the best possible outcome in bringing empty homes back into use.
  • We offer informal advice and assistance
  • We avoid enforcement actions and incurring cost and legal fees

Finders can help with tracing empty home owner:

If the empty home is causing issues for councils and local areas, please share with us details of the property and we can trace the empty home owner and assist in getting property back in use.

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Muhammad Uddin

Muhammad Uddin

Public Sector Development Manager – Empty Homes
[email protected]
020 3940 0089

Muhammad has over 17 years experience in Public and Private Sector Housing, most recently dealing with empty homes and bringing them back into use.

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