Local democracy during coronavirus

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates for more information on meetings and decisions.

Issue details

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: Decision Made

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: ruth.abbott@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

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 empty.
Consultees: Council Tax colleagues and empty property owners.


Agenda items


  • Response to the council motion on Empty Homes (July 2019)  


Back to the top of the page