The council itself is targeting specific areas within Margate town centre, Cliftonville and Ramsgate town centre to tackle problem properties that have been empty for some time. We have been acquiring problem properties, renovating them and creating affordable family housing. We continue to work in partnership with Kent County Council, the Homes and Homes and Communities Agency and others under the Live Margate umbrella.
Featured case study – Ramsgate
This property had been empty and in a state of disrepair for several years. Works began in 2013 to enlarge the ground floor accommodation and convert the property into two maisonettes and one flat. With assistance from a loan from No Use Empty, the owner carried out the renovation, doing much of the work himself.
Featured case study – Garlinge
This small terraced property had been empty for a year, and was in a state of disrepair. Purchased in 2014, the new owner has fully refurbished the house with the help of a No Use Empty loan, and brought it back into use.