FOI Request Empty Homes

Request 101001747822

Do you have an Empty Homes Officer/Team?
Does your LA have an empty homes working group and if yes who sits on it?
Do you have an empty homes strategy?
For each of the last 5 years up to 2017 how many empty homes are there within your LA area and how is the number calculated?
Do you keep a record of how long a property has been empty and the reason why it is empty?
For each of the last 5 years up to 2017 how many complaints have been received relating to empty homes within your area?
For each of the last 5 years up to 2017 how many of the empty homes in your area are in areas considered to be in decline?
How do you engage with owners of empty homes, and is a proactive approach taken?
Do you use the empty home prioritisation template, or any other means of prioritising empty homes in your region?
How many empty homes have been brought back into use through LA initiatives/support for each of the last 5 years up to 2017?
What methods have been used in order to bring homes back into use, and how many homes can be attributed to each of these?
For each of the last 5 years up to 2017 how much money has been spent bringing empty homes back into use (please include funding received from Scottish Government)?
Does your Scheme of Assistance cover empty homes?
Do you have a match funding scheme in place for empty home, if yes how many projects has it been used on in each of the last 5 years up to 2017?
Have you had any involvement with sweat equity schemes in relation to empty homes?
If yes how many homes have been brought back into use via this route in each of the last 5 years up to 2017?
Do you increase the council tax on empty properties as per the Council Tax (Variation for Unoccupied Dwellings) (Scotland) Regulations 2013?
If yes by how much and how many properties have paid this increased rate for each year since its introduction?
What length of time must a house be empty for before being subject to increased council tax?
For each of the last 5 years up to 2017 how many works notices have been issued in respect of empty homes?
For each of the last 5 years up to 2017 how many compulsory purchase orders have been issued in respect of empty home?

Response 14-03-2018

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