Decision details

Implementing the Empty Property Strategy (C 43)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Allocation from the New Homes Bonus grant scheme to cover the capital costs of acquiring and reselling the top five priority empty homes and delegated authority to scale up the pilot if it is successful.


The Executive Meeting have agreed that in order to support the implementation of the Empty Property Strategy the following be approved:-


·         the capital expenditure required to acquire the five properties outlined within the proposal contained in the report;

·         the costs relating to the legal, purchase and resale costs be covered initially by an allocation from the New Home Bonus grant scheme;

·         any surplus made being retained and ring-fenced to support further acquisitions of empty properties subject to an annual review of funding requirements; and

·         any gap requirements between the acquisition and resale values, net of any held surpluses made being met from an allocation from the New Homes Bonus grant scheme.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Completed for the Strategy

Decision Reference: ED1379

Forward Plan Reference: C43

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Adults & Communities Scrutiny Committee


Representations should be made in writing to Corporate Director, Services to Place or Corporate Director Corporate and Support Services.


Contact: Samantha McNichol, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161 474 4242.

Report author: Samantha McNichol

Publication date: 29/02/2012

Date of decision: 27/02/2012

Decided at meeting: 27/02/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 07/03/2012

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