1. Welcome to WHBC's Empty Homes Survey

We appreciate your help, for us to better understand the situation with empty homes in our borough, by participating in our survey.
With the current housing crisis in England, the Government considers empty homes to be a wasted resource, and wants local authorites to have a good understanding of how many they have in their area and where they are.

Having an empty home incurs a number of losses for the owner:  
  • loss of potential income through renting or selling it
  • the costs of maintaining the empty home to stop it falling into disrepair
  • having to pay Council Tax
  • the costs of building and contents insurance
So we too, are interested to know why owners in Welwyn Hatfield have properties that are empty