Cost of living support
Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
At any time, approximately 2% percentage of the housing stock will be vacant, for a range of reasons.
If a home is causing a nuisance to neighbours, is insecure, has waste accumulations or is considered to be an untidy site then we may take enforcement action.
Our enforcement approach to empty homes is set out in our published Private Sector Housing Enforcement and Civil Penalties Policy.
Report an empty home
Colchester Borough Homes operate two schemes for private home owners:
If you need help in knowing what works are required to make your empty home suitable for letting, we offer a paid-for advice service for landlords.
Find out more about the advisory service for landlords
Please note the council is unable to publish or provide a list of empty homes.
Page last reviewed: 21 December 2022
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