Eyesore house will be given new lease of life

Image2An empty home which has stood derelict for over three decades will be given the new lease of life it deserves.

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 emptyhomes@blaby.gov.uk or call the grants and loans department on 0116 272 7536.

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