Generous grants are available to help owners bring empty properties back into residential use. You could receive a grant covering up to 70% of the cost of the work.
In return, you agree with the council, or one of our partner housing association letting schemes, to take tenants for a period of five years, giving you a rental income from the property.
Empty properties depreciate in condition and value, and can become a target for vandalism, arson and squatters. We are committed to reducing the number of empty properties in Brent.
As an owner you may have to pay high insurance premiums and be charged a premium council tax rate of 200% if the property has been empty for more than two years.
We also have legal powers to take over a property which have remained empty for a long time.