Properties are often empty while awaiting sale, let or being renovated, and so are likely to be brought back into occupation within a reasonable timescale. Where properties have been vacant for twelve months or more, this indicates that there are fundamental issues preventing their re-occupation, and it is these properties that the Council are looking to ensure are brought back into use.
If a property near you has been empty for a long time, please complete the empty homes reporting form
or you can e-mail, telephone or write to us - our contact details are to the right of this page. We can investigate who owns the property and what the owner plans to do about it.
If you own a property that is empty, we may be able to help by:
Private Sector Housing
West Sussex RH10 1UZ