Appeal for investors in empty homes

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Property investors are being urged to come forward to take part in a scheme to bring empty homes back into use.

The South Holland Empty Property Matching Service is being run by South Holland District Council to put those looking to sell their vacant property in touch with willing buyers and investors.

The council is urging those with an interest in property investment to get in touch so that they can be contacted about opportunities to invest in empty housing stock in the district.

Coun Malcolm Chandler, portfolio holder for Regulatory Services, said: “This scheme is about helping owners of empty properties to sell, whilst bringing homes back into use and leveraging private investment into the housing stock.”

“It is another way in which South Holland District Council is working to reduce the number of empty dwellings and increase the supply of good quality housing in the district.

“I would encourage all property investors in the district to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The scheme, which is already running, is being promoted in the run-up to National Empty Homes Week, which gets under way on Monday.

The district council is also working in partnership with Boston Mayflower on a lease and repair scheme, which enables a homeowner to have necessary repairs funded and completed under a long lease of a property to the housing association.

If you are a property investor who is interested in registering for opportunities in the district, please contact the council’s Private Sector Housing team on 01775 761161 or email privatehousing@sholland.gov.uk