Empty Properties

Empty Properties

The Isle of Wight Council's priority is to identify residential properties that have remained empty for a long period of time. The Council will work with the owner, local residents' the community and other partnerships, to help them to decide on the best option for the empty property.  

In 2013 the number of empty domestic properties on the Isle of Wight equalled 3.83%, exceeding the governments; Sustainable Communities Strategy target of 3.7%.

Ongoing empty properties work has reduced the total and in September 2019 stands at 0.91% (equal to 696 properties).

  • This includes all properties exempt from council tax which are empty more than 6 months.
  • And includes all private housing stock also empty for more than 6 months.

Please read through our Empty Property leaflet for more information on how to look after your empty property, what options you have for your empty property, preventing fraud and tax incentives. View the Empty Property leaflet  (PDF, 1.91Mb, 2 pages).

If you have any further questions contact the Empty Properties team online by using the send a message to service form.  Visit the contact tab above for our other contact details.