Response to the council motion on Empty Homes (July 2019)
Purpose of Report: To inform the Executive of the following Council motion:
"Given that York has experienced a recent spike in the number of homes left empty for six months or more, that Council Officers produce a report for consideration by the Executive to examine the potential options available to the Council to further reduce the number of empty homes in the city"
The Executive will be formally asked to respond to this motion.
Decision type: Non-Key
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/11/2019
Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;
Decision due: 19/03/20 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods
Lead director: Corporate Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care
Department: Directorate of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care
Contact: Ruth Abbott 01904554092 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To work with Council Tax colleagues to fully
understand the reasons behind the spike. To carry out an audit of
Empty Properties and where practicable contact the owners to inform
the Council as the reason why the properties have been left
Consultees: Council Tax colleagues and empty property owners.
- Response to the council motion on Empty Homes (July 2019)