Tracing the owners of empty properties or their heirs is a key service we offer and can often be the first step in the process of bringing an empty home back into use.
Empty Homes practitioners work with us as we are efficient, knowledgeable, and easy to deal with. Crucially, we offer our services to Empty Homes officers and teams at local authorities at no cost. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
An empty property is first and foremost a wasted resource that could be used by an individual or a family currently in desperate need of a home. With 100,000 families currently in temporary accommodation, there is an urgent need for such housing stock.
Empty properties can also become dilapidated due to lack of maintenance, attract anti-social and criminal behaviour, and generally have a negative impact on the overall neighbourhood.
Why are there empty properties in the UK? Disregarding second homes and holiday properties, according to Action on Empty Homes there are currently almost 270,000 long-term empty properties across the country, a 20% increase since 2016.
As active members of the Empty Home Network, we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by those working in this specialist sector. We, therefore, focus our service on being transparent and approachable, aiming to save local authorities time, resource, and money.
In identifying a potential empty property, tracing the legal owners or their heirs is usually the first step in bringing that property back into use. Whilst this can at times be a straightforward matter, often it is not. This initial investigation can therefore make or break a project, so must be undertaken accurately and thoroughly; this is a time for experience and proven know-how.
As a probate genealogy and people tracing firm, we are highly experienced in successfully locating property owners (freeholders or landlords) or their heirs. By tracing a missing property owner, things can move forward, whether it is a long-term empty or a property that has more recently become vacant.
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If we have contacted you it is because we believe you are entitled to a share of an inheritance. You may wish to take legal advice, but do get back to us as soon as you can.
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