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This will give you an idea of what we are about.

While we are in the midst of a global pandemic, the housing crisis continues and we need your help!

If you are aware of any empty homes in your community, we urge you to get in touch.

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Who are we?

Emptyhomes.ie was created by Erin Research, an Irish probate genealogy company experienced in identifying and tracing home owners or their missing beneficiaries or next of kin.

We help identify and find owners of empty homes so that we can discuss the purchase of these properties. Our development and legal teams work with housing bodies, local authorities and estate agents to make these houses available.

We are passionate about returning vacant housing stock to the Irish market and making more family homes available for social housing and to the rental and private markets.

We rely on the public to help identify the best houses for redevelopment.

Our aim is to get as many houses back into use as possible.

For more about this process  please see our FAQ page.

So, what do we actually do?

The Process

Ireland has an endless amount of unused properties that could serve as family homes for both social housing and the private market.

Our services are aimed at directly and indirectly bringing empty homes back into use in communities across Ireland, and we work with various stakeholders within the housing sector to achieve this.

There are 3 main steps of the process;

1. Identify

Firstly, we need to identify vacant properties across Ireland so that we can begin our ownership investigations.

This website acts as a means for us to do this.

As a member of the public, you can log details of an empty property with with us also by clicking on the button below. If you  are the owner of a vacant property, why not get in touch and we will discuss the possible purchase of your property from you.

We also encourage estate agents nationwide that may have knowledge of an empty home in their localities to contact us to see if we can work together and have that property reused.

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2. Research

The next phase of the process involves how we identify the vacant property owners and their whereabouts.

In many cases we must carry out extensive research to establish the ownership details.

A key component of how we bring vacant properties back to life is through the information provided to us by you..

The more information you provide such as the name of the last registered owner (if known), how long the property is lying vacant, etc., the better.

3. Renew

Once we have identified the owners of a vacant home, we make contact with them directly and enquire about whether they would be interested in selling their property.

If the owner agrees to sell, we work with them and introduce them to a suitable purchaser. The buyer can be in the form of a home seeker, an investor, or even a local authority or other.

We work with the vendor and purchaser to ensure that the process is successfully completed and the home brought back into use.

FAQ

So, how can you help?

Find It

Keep an eye out for empty homes near you

Watch out for vacant properties

Your local knowledge and input could be a contributing factor to providing a family home for someone

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Take some pics and note the empty home address

Upload the details

Once you have identified an empty home, simply log on to our website and upload the details along with some pics if you have them

Text It

Send us a pic and the address via Whatsapp on 0874292448

Whatsapp us

To make life even easier, you can Whatsapp us all empty home details by text

Spread the Word

We need your help to identify empty homes nationwide

Tell your family and friends

Word of mouth is a simple way to let people know about our website and what we are trying to achieve.

Tell your friends and family and ask them to log on or text us also.