Empty properties

Housing

There are about 1,500 long-term empty properties in Waltham Forest that could potentially become a new home for you or your family.

We need your help. If you know of an empty property, like a house or flat above a shop, please contact us immediately as it could be turned into a new home for people who need it.

Email empty.property@walthamforest.gov.uk

Phone 020 8496 3000 and ask for the Empty Properties Team.

We want to work with you to bring your empty property back into use.

To help you do this, grants may be available for you to carry out repairs and make it liveable again. 

Find out if you’re eligible.

Email empty.property@walthamforest.gov.uk

Phone 020 8496 3000 and ask for the Empty Properties Team to get more information about this.

If you don’t co-operate with our efforts to bring your empty property back into use, in certain cases we could have to:

  • serve a compulsory purchase order
  • take action to sell your property