Empty properties set to be transformed
Three properties in Carr Vale near Bolsover are set to be brought back into use thanks to a partnership between the landlord, Bolsover District Council and Action Housing.
The properties, which are located on Main Street, have been empty for over a year, but with the agreement of the landlord, they have been passed to Action Housing on a 14 year lease that will see them transformed into 6 affordable dwellings.
The £120,000 refurbishment will see 6 x1-bedroom flats become available for the local housing market, which will meet a growing need for this type of property in the village.
Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor John Ritchie said, “These properties have been empty for some time and local people are crying out for affordable housing in this area.
“We have worked with Action Housing before and the quality of finish they provide will transform these houses. So it is a win-win for us – we remove an empty building and replace it with good quality, affordable housing for our residents.”
The partnership arrangement with Action Housing helps to bring empty properties back into use, gives local people the housing they need and provides the landlord with a guaranteed income without the hassle of management costs and void time.
Dave Palmer, Head of Development for Action Housing commented, “This is a great success both for Action Housing and for the local residents of Carr Vale. We are turning empty properties into much needed affordable accommodation which is exactly what the area needs. We are very excited about working closely with Bolsover District Council on similar developments in the future”.