Thanet District Council – What is the Empty Property Initiative doing to increase the number of available homes?

Bringing homes back into use

The council is committed to reducing the amount of empty property in the district to increase the number of homes available, and to improve the local area.

Report an empty property to us

If you know of an empty property near you, let us know about it.  If you are the owner of an empty property and would like our help, please tell us.

Watch our video explaining how to get in touch.

NUE visits London Road Dover


Capital Gains Tax on second homes

Rental income – UK tax for landlords explained

No Use Empty – New Homes Bonus

This video was made by Melanie Wimmer, Journalism student at the University of Kent

video: Warren Court Hotel

No Use Empty loans dough to The Bakery


Scott Rigden, Managing Director of Urban Surveying and Design explains how No Use Empty has helped a local business to grow, whilst at the same time creating new homes on the former site of an Old Bakery in St Peters.

Urban Surveying and Design are located at 22 Church Street, St. Peters,
Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2TT.

Tel: 01843 867507 / Web:

No Use Empty Initiative 5 Years On

The No Use Empty campaign has been bringing empty and derelict properties in Kent back into use as much-needed homes for more than 5 years. A short film has been made to mark our anniversary with an introduction from KCC Regeneration Project Manager – Steve Grimshaw, followed by Property owner – Martin Neame on how the scheme helped his development and finally Thanet District Council’s Empty Property Officer, Mike Thompson on what the scheme has meant to Thanet.

Video: Going to an Auction

Video: Empty Dwelling Management Order (EDMO)

Under the 2004 Housing Act, local authorities may take out an EDMO on properties which have been lying empty for at least six months. There are two kinds of EDMO – interim and final – which allows local authorities to ensure that empty properties are occupied and managed properly.