Empty properties are a wasted resource. They devalue surrounding properties and are a wasted asset to the owner. If they fall into disrepair they can attract anti social behaviour, flytipping vandalism and affect the appearance of the surrounding areas.
The owner is still responsible for ensuring the property is safe secure and does not create a statutory nuisance or an eyesore.
The Role of the Council
If we are notified of an empty property in the area, we will adopt an informal approach of contacting the owner to find out why the property is empty, and when it will be brought back into use.
The Council explores a number of options, with the aim of bringing empty properties back into use.
If you would like to report an empty property in your area, please contact our Customer Contact Centre (Worcestershire Hub) on 01684 862151 or you can email Housingenquiry@malvernhills.gov.uk.