I have been asked by Cornwall Council to survey Porthleven for empty homes that have not been in use for over 6 months. I am not sure how many we have, but there has not been a survey along these lines in a long time.
Very often empty properties are owned by people who are elderly, disabled or simply do not have the funds to bring the property back into use. Cornwall Council has adopted a Housing Renewals Policy that offers financial assistance to empty property owners.
These properties could then be re-used to house local people who are in dire need of homes in these areas. If anyone knows of a property that fits this description then please drop me a line with the details. Or you can, if you prefer, report the empty property to Cornwall Council’s website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/emptyproperties
Thank you for your help on this matter.