Boosts to council housing stock in Leeds

Two initiatives with sustainable credentials have recently been completed adding more homes to Leeds City Council’s housing stock.

An empty property scheme completed this March returned over 100 empty properties back into use across the city.

Since the scheme began in 2015, Leeds City Council’s housing services have identified suitable properties and have secured both ‘Homes England’ and ‘Right to Buy Grant Funding’. 129 homes were successfully brought back into habitable condition, thus improving neighbourhoods.

Owners at 1,257 properties were written to and informed about the scheme, which generated responses from 400 and resulted in 237 properties being valued.

And 960 of the 1,257 properties are no longer empty showing impact beyond the 129 units completed.

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