Bin lorry driver strike action

Bin lorry drivers are on strike over a number of days. We apologise but this is out of our control. We are continuing to try and find a resolution that will get drivers back on the streets.

Read the latest update

Empty properties

Homes become empty for a number of reasons. A home that is left empty may cause problems if it is left unattended and not secure. It can attract vandalism, tipping of rubbish, fly posting and anti-social behaviour, and soon become an eyesore. If it becomes very run down it may start to cause repair problems to the house next door and will affect the market value of other homes in the area.

What we are doing about empty homes in the city?

The council takes a proactive approach to bring empty homes back into use.

  • You can report an empty home to us
  • Find out what we do when a property is reported to us
  • Why should I want to bring an empty home back into use?
  • What you can do with your empty home

Customer Services

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Tel: 08085 834333


If you do need to call us,
please try to avoid our busiest times
of lunchtime and early afternoon.

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