OLDHAM Council is looking to bring 20 empty properties back into use – and the cost could be minimal or nothing at all.
The Empty Homes pilot scheme has been launched to help meet the growing demand for affordable and family size houses.
If this pilot is successful, it will be rolled out across the borough.
Over the next few months officers will be working closely with people whose properties have been empty for six months and above.
The council is offering a range of options and solutions to people who could be losing out on around £5,000 a year in rental income (based on a two-bedroom property).
There are around 1,100 long term empty properties across the borough.
Along with increasing the number of homes available the new scheme will also benefit our neighbourhoods and economy.