Empty private residential properties

Enfield Let empty homes logo

Reporting an empty private property

Empty residential properties are targets for squatters, vandals and burglars.

To bring empty privately-owned homes back into use, we need help to find all empty properties in Enfield (including properties which house squatters). It could be a house, flat or property that has potential to become residential accommodation.

If you own, live next door to, or know of an empty property, you can report it online.

Report an empty private property

Assistance for empty property owners

We can offer a seamless service to bring your empty property up to a lettable standard and yield a regular income.

We can offer a full project management service which will include:

We will also be able to offer a Rent-in-Advance scheme which means we can meet the cost of some of the work and you will receive a reduced rent until the cost of the initial works are repaid.

In return, you will agree to lease the home to a family chosen by the council for at least three years. During this time, you will receive guaranteed rent and a full management service.

Renting your empty property

Rental and leasing schemes

There are many rental schemes to encourage owners to make use of empty properties. For more information about leasing schemes for private landlords, visit the landlord with a property to rent section.

Enforcement on empty homes

If you’re concerned about an empty home, or can see a property that has been empty for a while, we can:

Lists of empty properties

Under the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act, we don’t publish lists of empty properties.

For more information on our policy in dealing with privately owned empty properties, visit Action Empty Homes or the Empty Homes Network.

Contact details

You can contact the Empty Property Team by emailing, empty.property@enfield.gov.uk.

Council news directly to you

The latest news in your inbox every week. Council news, community updates, local events and more.

Sign up Sign up