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Empty homes in Leeds

In Leeds we have been addressing the challenges associated with empty homes for more than a decade and have brought back into use thousands of properties. 

Empty Homes Doctor

If you have an empty home that you want to bring back into use please contact Empty Homes Doctor. The service, funded by Leeds City Council, offers free, practical support to help you to bring your home back into use. 

To contact them telephone 0113 200 9383 or visit their website (see the external links section).

Thinking about selling an empty home?
We have a list of people who have said they may be interested in buying empty properties. Please see the Investors in Leeds list in the Documents section for more details.

Converting your property

If you have a retail or commercial building that you wish to convert to residential accommodation, or if you would like to convert your existing residential accommodation into smaller or larger units please see the Guide to Converting your property within the External links section.

Lets Help You
We work in partnership with a Government funded service called “Lets Help You”. This service can help match landlords with suitable tenants for empty properties in West Yorkshire. The council can find you tenants through the ‘Private Sector Letting Scheme’. See External links.

If you have any questions contact the council's Empty Property Team: 0113 3957151.​​​​​​​​

Click to expandHow many empty homes are there in Leeds?

​We pu​blish information on the Leeds Data Mill. Please see the external links section for details.​​

Click to expandWhere do you get your information that a property is empty?

We generally get our information from searching Council Tax records.

Click to expandAre all empty homes a problem?

The housing market would not be able to function effectively without some properties becoming empty at some stage. Whilst all empty homes could be considered a wasted resource it is usually the homes that have been empty for longer periods (6 months or more) that cause the greatest problems. They can attract fly tipping or anti social behaviour.

Click to expandWhere can I get help getting my empty home reoccupied?

Contact the Empty Property Team on 0113 3957151.

Click to expandWhat is the Empty Homes Toolkit?

​The Empty Homes Toolkit is a way of addressing the many and various reasons for properties becoming empty. It has been put together by the Homes and Communities Agency.

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