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How it works?

Our Empty Property Matching Service aims to introduce empty property owners to potential investors who may be interested in buying their property.

Please see our Empty Property Matching Service Leaflet outlining the scheme.

If you own a property that is classified for Council Tax purposes as ‘long-term empty’ (i.e. empty for 6 months or more), the Matching Service provides an opportunity for you to promote your property for sale. Details of properties, including basic details and a selection of photos, are included on the Council’s website to provide exposure and aid marketing.

Potential investors are able to register their interest in purchasing empty properties. The Council maintains a list of investors' details, including any specific property requirements such as the type and preferred location. As a condition of registration, we require that all investors are or become members of the Council’s Cornwall Responsible Landlord Scheme, a free to join resource that promotes quality in the private sector housing market.

Our aim is simply to match registered buyers and sellers. We will match available empty properties to potential investor requirements, and provide details of any property that appears to meet their requirements and may be of interest.