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For guidance and advice on selling, letting and renovating an empty home.
The making homes from house project, in partnership with Community Gateway Association (CGA), aims to renovate empty properties so they can be brought back into use as a home for those in housing need.
If you are are interested in either selling or the repair and lease of your property through the project see Making Homes from Houses Project.
If you are an empty home owner looking to sell your home, then find out how we can help and the different ways of selling your property.
For further information on selling your property see our 'Guide to selling your Property' from the documents section.
Our empty homes buyers register lists individuals who are interested in buying empty properties.
If you would like us to help you advertise your property by sending your property details to individuals on the empty buyers register please complete the following:
Online - Empty homes register – owners
Please note: this is a free service to owners of empty residential properties that have been empty for 6 six months or more in the city of Preston.
Once you have complete the form, we will do the following with your permission:
Please note: once a formal viewing has taken place, we will not get involved with the negotiation part of the process between the owner and subsequent buyer or accept any liability.
Estate Agents manage the whole process of selling your property, from valuations, to
marketing, negotiating the sale price, and the financial and legal processes.
The cost for covering the various services offered depends on the agent you choose.
For a list of agents in Preston see Rightmove – Estate Agents Preston.
Auctions are a quick efficient way of achieving a sale, once the hammer falls a legal binding sale contract is entered into and can be quicker than having a property on the housing market with an Estate Agent.
There are reputable local auction houses to provide you with the information you need to decide if this is the best option for you.
For the latest information on property and house auctions in the North West see North West Property Auction.
You should be realistic about the property’s potential and current condition. Local house prices may be used as a guide to help you decide a sale price to advertise the property.
For information on selling your house see Rightmove – guiding you through the selling process.
If you do decide not to sell then an alternative option could be to let your property. This is an ideal way of bringing the property back into use as well as earning you additional income.
For more information see 'Guide to successful letting' from the documents section.
Properties left empty for long periods of time often require repairs and refurbishment in order to return them to habitable use.
For more information see 'Guide to renovating your empty property' from the documents section.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.