By bringing an empty home back into use it can:
- Increase the supply of good quality affordable housing;
- Contribute to strong balanced housing markets and community sustainability;
- Give owners’ choice by improving sales potential or providing rental income rather than allowing properties to become wasted assets;
- Reduce the risk of vandalism, arson or squatting and the fear of crime;
- Enhance the viability and vitality of town centres by bringing empty flats above shops back into use.