Empty properties

Many people in the community feel strongly that properties should not be allowed to stay empty when there are people looking for new homes. Research we have carried out in Bury and other areas shows that some owners keep properties empty because they do not know how, or cannot, maintain it. We can help you by giving you information and advice and telling you about other support networks.

A property is classed as being officially empty if it has been unoccupied for 6 months or over. If a property is empty for less than six months it may be due to a delayed sale or the property is in-between lettings. There are currently more than 1000 empty properties in the Bury area.