Date: 13 January 2014
PR No: 3786
Status: For Immediate Release
- 11 Wellesley Close, Broadstairs which was in a poor condition. The council arranged for works to be carried out with the assistance of a No Use Empty loan and the property has now been rented.
- 32 Fitzroy Avenue, Margate was featured on Britain’s Empty Homes. The property had been empty for some time and was sold at auction in February 2013 and was promptly brought back into use.
- 184 Millmead Road, Margate which became empty in August 2012 after a previous tenant carried out structural alterations making the property uninhabitable. The property was vandalised and attracted antisocial behaviour. With the assistance of the council’s Housing Regeneration team the owner was persuaded to sell the property and it was brought back into use by the new owners.
- The former Hotel Embassy, Margate. The building was empty, had fallen into disrepair and been vandalized. The council purchased it as part of the £23m Live Margate project which aims to improve living and housing standards and encourage investment in the area. The building which was a 20 bed house in multiple occupation was this year transformed into 2 modern four bedroom family homes and keys were handed to the new tenants in September 2013.