I just wondered if I could get some advice and information on how you deal with empty home owners who claim that they are using their property as a "Second Home". I have a home owner who states that he will use the property "as and when he sees fit and when his circumstances will allow him". It is not furnished, and if there is anything in there it is very sparse. He will not commit himself to moving back into the premises, nor will he commit to wanting to either rent or sell the house. He has carried out the majority of the remedial work that I have asked him to do including installing new windows. A neighbour has informed me that the gas and electricity has been disconnected and therefore I am unable to see how he will use this as a second home. Is there anyway of checking with amenity firms whether the gas/elec are connected. Is this something that NAFN can carry out on your behalf. I thought I saw something on here the other day about second homes, but couldn't seem to find it.
Your thoughts, comments and expertise would be much appreciated. Many thanks
Nikki Bryant Gedling Borough Council