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Thursday , September , 21 2017

Empty Homes Event, Carlisle and Cumbria;

Theme: Solutions and opportunities for empty property owners in Carlisle and Cumbria

Date & Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm, Friday 2 December 2016 Venue: Civic Centre, Carlisle CA3 8QG

Guests: Empty property owners, property developers, private & social landlords, senior housing managers and officers, community groups, councillors.

Format: A fast paced seminar of 10 minute presentations. To maintain the pace of the event questions are to be directed to the appropriate representatives during the breaks. 

Start

Finish

Subject

Speaker

Title

Organisation

9:30am

10:00am

Arrivals, registration. Teas & coffees. Chance to meet exhibitors

10:00am

10:10am

Introduction Background

Cllr Heather Bradley

Portfolio Holder

Economy & Enterprise Carlisle City Council

10:10am

10:25am

Council Tax Charging

Reg Bascombe

Manager Revenues and Benefits

Council Tax
Carlisle City Council

10:25am

10:45m

An Innovative Approach

Darryl Lawrence

Director

Rochdale Housing Initiative

10:45am

11:00am

Probate and Wills

Claire Maxwell

Legal Executive

Scott Duff Solicitors

11:00am

11:15am

Innovative Buying & Selling Method

Charlie Stewart

Partner

Homesmatch

11:15am

11:45am

Teas & coffees. Chance to meet exhibitors

11:45am

12:00am

Supported Housing Project

Clare Brockie

Project Manager

Carlisle Key

12:00am

12:15pm

Tax Savings and Advice

Cyndy Potter

Chartered
Accountant

Saint & Co Chartered Accountants

12:15pm

12:30pm

Property Auctions

Colin West

Auctioneer

Auction House Cumbria

12:30pm

12:35pm

Close

David Sanderson

Empty Property Officer

Carlisle City Council

12:35pm

1:30pm

Buffet & refreshments. Chance to meet exhibitors

Booking & administration queries before 28 November 2016 please contact: emptyhomes@carlisle.gov.uk


 

Auction house cumbria
Rochdale housing logo
Carlisle Key
Scott and Duff logo
Saint and Co

   

Empty Properties

What you can do?

Sell it
You can sell through an estate agent, at an auction, or by advertising the property yourself. Get your property valued by a professional property surveyor or estate agent. Set an asking price, but decide how flexible you will be as potential buyers may try to negotiate the price.

Rent it out
If your home is ready to move into, you can rent it out. You could do that yourself or use an agency. Renting through an agency can take out some of the hassle and responsibility, although you have to pay for the service. Or you might be able to get a housing association to take it on.

What if it needs a lot of work?
You may need to refurbish or repair the property before you can sell it or rent it out. Get the work done as soon as possible so you can start to recover the costs.

There's a reduced VAT rate for the cost of renovating an empty property that's been empty for two years or more. You can pay just 5% instead of 20%. See the HMRC website.

If you can't afford the work or it's difficult to organise (for example, because you live a long way away), think about selling to a builder or developer at a lower price.

If you are aware of an empty property, please report it to the City Council by telephone on 01228 817352 or email emptyhomes@carlisle.gov.uk

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