Abandoned property

A property comes abandoned when a tenant/ resident moves out of their home permanently or for long periods and they do not inform us. They may leave the property unsecured which leaves it an easy target for vandalism or squatters. This could affect the visual appearance of your street.

If you think one of your neighbours has abandoned their home, you can tell us by:

  • completing our online form; or
  • phoning 01226 775555 – remember to tell us your name, address and phone number.  We may need to ring you back.

If you see an abandoned property outside our normal office hours you can report it to our Repairs Hotline on 01226 787878. They will make sure that the property is secured.