Product Overview

We understand that undertaking an empty property review can be a challenging and resource-intensive task. Equifax Empty Property Insight is a comprehensive service that enables you to review your housing stock using a batch process, which in turn helps you identify properties that are not entitled to the empty property discount.


There are three easy steps to confirm whether any of your property stock should have empty property status:

  1. You send us your ‘empty property list’
  2. Activity checks are processed by us
  3. Results are returned to you, detailing signs of occupancy


Equifax Empty Property Insight is specifically designed for local authorities. It can help you:

  • Reduce fraud
  • Increase your Council Tax revenue
  • Improve operational efficiency

On average, each property identified and brought back in to use generates £8,736 worth of revenue – money that you can then re-invest into the public services that your community needs.


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