Empty properties can not only bring down an area of a neighbourhood but are also a waste of resources as they could provide much-needed accommodation without needing new housing.

Empty homes are often targeted for vandalism, arson, squatters, fly-tipping and other criminal behaviour. So, what can you do with your vacant property? 


East Suffolk Council is helping property owners with empty homes

The East Suffolk council has agreed on a three-year scheme to tackle the number of long-term empty homes in its district and said they would prioritise 280 properties in private ownership that had been vacant for more than two years.

Empty homes are a wasted resource according to the council and are a waste to an owner who could receive a rental income or even a capital sum if it were to be sold. 

Using this scheme, you could benefit families needing a home and help communities who would welcome the support of additional families who could provide for local businesses, schools, and clubs. 

By working with the East Suffolk Council, you can invest back into your empty property and bring it back into use. 

Use the council questionnaire here and see if you could be eligible for help and guidance on your empty Lowestoft property. 

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Refurbish your Lowestoft property with Dream Installations

If you have an empty property that needs renovation, we at Dream Installations are here to help. We are fully FENSA registered with home improvement solutions with no deposit necessary. Dream Installations are committed to providing property owners with the most straightforward and seamless experience possible. You don’t pay a thing until your window, door, or conservatory installation has been completed. We can guide you through the renovation process with our experienced team of trade professionals.

Whether the property’s style needs an overhaul, you’d like to save money on bills by improving energy efficiency or wish to improve security. We’re sure to have something ideally suited to your needs.

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Home improvements in Lowestoft

Does the council incentive inspire you and your empty property? Dream Installations supply windows, doors, conservatories and more. We are trusted professionals with years of experience who can help and guide you through your renovation journey. 


We have a trade counter to provide tradespeople and installers with the highest quality products, all within a 20-mile radius of Lowestoft.


Call our expert team on 01502 585 620 or use our online form for more information.