We help Empty Home Owners

Recent figures show that in England there are over 200,000 long-term vacant houses across the country, so you are not alone.

Although your empty property may not be causing you any problems, it can cause issues for the neighbourhood in which it is situated. Sometimes, the property is just an eyesore for local residents, but often the property can affect the local area by attracting squatters and various other criminal activities including vandalism, arson and fly-tipping.

Empty Home Owners

How we can help?

At Grafton, we offer a service that will turn your empty house into a home again, whatever your situation and budget. This service includes:

A tailored solution

Budget friendly options

A hassle free experience

Report a property

If you are the owner of an empty property, you can report it here using our online form.
Report a property

Our solutions

Title resolution

Property sale

Probate resolution


Legal advice

Leaseback Scheme

Leaseback scheme

Many houses are unoccupied simply because owners don’t have the time or funds to take on the property. If this sounds like you, our Leaseback Scheme will solve your problem. 
How does it work?

If you agree to our Leaseback Scheme, you give the local council the authority to refurbish your empty property in conjunction with housing associations. After refurbishment, the council then hold the right to rent the house out for a period of 5-10 years. During this time, the property will be used for temporary or affordable housing and you will get a share of the rent. At the end of the term, you can either extend or end the scheme, becoming the full owner of the property. You are then free to rent the property out yourself or sell it on. 

How does this benefit you?

This will benefit you in a number of ways. Firstly, by taking the property off your hands for a period of 5-10 years whilst still giving you a financial benefit. The scheme will also benefit you financially after the scheme has ended when you can rent the property or sell it on.

Local Authorities

We Help Local Authorities

Do you work for a local authority? Do you have a long list of empty properties in your area? We’re here to help. We can trace the owner of each property, find out why the property is not in use, and provide them with a solution to give the property a new lease of life.

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Local Residents

We Help Local Residents

Are you a local resident that lives near an eyesore of a property that’s decaying in front of your eyes? We can help. We will find the property owner and get the empty property back in working condition, giving you new neighbours in no time.

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