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Empty homes brought back into use in South Kesteven

South Kesteven District Council offices.

South Kesteven District Council offices.

More than 100 empty homes have been brought back into use thanks to a council campaign.

Last year South Kesteven District Council decided to focus on making use of the 485 privately owned properties around the district that had been empty for more than six months.

For four months the council worked with landlords and property owners to bring the homes back into use with the offer of council grants. And so far 101 have now become occupied.

Head of housing and neighbourhoods Ian Richardson said: “Housing is not only a key priority for us as a local authority, but something that the whole country is looking at.

“The need for housing is ever constant and by bringing homes that have just been left empty back into use by working with landlords and home owners we are helping to plug the gap.”

The council has not revealed where the homes are.

 

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