Voids Policy Review 2019

Closed 31 Jul 2019

Opened 15 May 2019


A Review of the Council’s Void policy has been taking place.  We use the term ‘void’ to describe a property where a tenant has moved out and the property is having the necessary repairs/checks completed before a new tenant can move in.

East Lothian has a high demand for housing with 3400 applicants on the council’s housing list and it is important that we reduce the time that void properties are empty and allow people to move in as soon as possible.

Why your views matter

A number of proposed changes to reduce the time a property is void have been put forward during the voids policy review. We would like to know what you think about these  proposals - you can view the Voids Management Draft Policy under 'Related' below.

You can share your views by completing our online questionnaire below. You can request a printed version of the questionnaire to be sent to you by phoning 0800413721 (Freephone).  


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  • East Lothian Council Tenants


  • Housing provision