Blaby District Council is now the owner of 3 Narborough Road South, the boarded-up property in Braunstone Town which had become a target for vandals, squatters and rats.
Through the use of a Compulsory Purchase Order it is now the Council’s property, and is in the final stages of being sold to a purchaser who has plans to return it into a habitable condition.
Anna Hillier, Environmental Health Manager at Blaby District Council, said:
“We are extremely pleased work can start to get this property back into the community, rather than standing out as an eyesore and having a detrimental effect on residents.
“We have been assured the prospective purchaser has plans to return the property back into a habitable condition within a reasonable time frame, once the sale has been finalised.”
Blaby District Council has a pot of funding available to bring empty properties back into use. The maximum amount of funding available per property is a grant or (0% interest) loan of up to £10,000 dependent on circumstances and subject to inspection by a council officer.
The funding is available to address disrepair issues and redecoration at the property and bring the property up to a let-able standard.
For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/emptyhomes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the grants and loans department on 0116 272 7536.