At North Norfolk District Council, we believe in the transformative power of community and the potential that lies within every empty home.

Our Empty Homes Policy is a commitment to revitalising vacant properties and breathing new life into our neighbourhoods.  

You've come to the right place if you own an empty home or want to enhance your community. This web page is your gateway to valuable information, practical guidance, and support to bring your empty home back into active use. 

Join us in transforming vacant spaces into vibrant, welcoming homes for a stronger and more connected North Norfolk. Let's work together to positively effect and create a community we can all be proud of.

Empty Homes Officer

Empty homes are more than vacant structures. They represent missed opportunities for affordable housing, community development, and economic growth. They can contribute to neighbourhood blight, attract antisocial behaviour, and detract from residents' overall quality of life. However, they also hold immense potential for transformation and renewal.

Our mission 

Our mission is clear: to identify, assess, and engage with property owners to bring these empty homes back into productive use. Whether through renovation, sale, or rental, each property revitalised represents a step forward in our commitment to building vibrant, inclusive communities.

Together, we can transform empty houses into homes, breathe new life into neglected neighbourhoods, and create a brighter future for North Norfolk. If you would like to discuss anything related to empty homes, I welcome you to contact me using the contact details on this page. 

Additional information

What is an empty home?

What is an empty home and why do they matter.

Options for owners of empty homes

There are many great options for owners of empty properties, whether you sell, rent, or renovate your empty home.

Bring your empty home back into use

The Empty Homes Officer is here to work with owners, providing advice, support, and assistance in returning their property for use. 

Empty home levy charges explained

There are premium Council Tax charges on empty properties.