Buying through Matchmaker Scheme

On this page you can find out how to register your interest in purchasing an empty home and view empty homes for sale.

Buying an empty home

If you are interested in purchasing an empty home, we can help you find the property, or properties, that are right for you.

You can view empty homes for sale and complete an online form to register an interest. 

When registering your interest you can let us know your requirements for the property, such as:

  • type
  • size 
  • location

We can then pass your contact details to the owners of any suitable properties.

Benefits for buyers include:

  • It is free to register your details on our website
  • An empty home needing repair can be purchased on a lower budget, and can provide an opportunity to personalise the property to your preferences
  • You can find a wide range of properties with many sizes, types and conditions available

There may be further incentives available to the buyer, such as:

  • reduced rated VAT available for eligible works done by VAT registered contractor to the property if it has been empty for 2 or more years
  • service and merchants discounts
  • energy efficiency loans and grants

View the Empty Property Matchmaker Scheme privacy notice (PDF 208KB).

Register your interest

The Empty Homes Service will share your details with sellers of properties that match your requirements, and also share the sellers details with you to follow-up.

Empty homes for sale

Ground view of flat at 1 Rothes Court, Insch showing window outside of paved path1 Rothes Court, George Street, Insch, AB52 6JL

1 bedroom ground floor flat

Price: £105,000

View property schedule for 1 Rothes Court, George Street, Insch (PDF 837KB). 

Semi-detached bungalow with large grass area and fence, at 2 Eastbank Canal Crescent2 Eastbank, Canal Crescent, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie, AB51 3UW

1 bedroom semi-detached bungalow

Price: £109,000

View property schedule for 2 Eastbank, Canal Crescent, Inverurie (PDF 754KB). 

Street view of ground floor flat 86 Kirk Street, Peterhead, AB42 1RY

 2 bedroom ground floor flat

 Price: £60,000

 View property schedule for 86 Kirk Street, Peterhead (PDF 1MB). 

Street view of front of Evansford, 10 Viewfield Road, Ballater showing semi-detached houseEvansford, 10 Viewfield Road, Ballater, AB35 5RD

3 bedroom mid-terraced house

Price: £150,000

View property schedule for Evansford, 10 Viewfield Road, Ballater (PDF 1.37MB). 

Front of property with garden, plants and paved path to front door8 Smith Crescent, Aberchirder, AB54 8SP

2 bedroom mid-terraced house

Price: £82,500

View property schedule for 8 Smith Crescent, Aberchirder (PDF 606KB). 

Front of the building at 12 Frithside Street12 Frithside Street, Fraserburgh AB43 9AR

3 bedroom first floor flat

Price: £75,000

View property schedule for 12 Frithside Street, Fraserburgh (PDF 614KB). 

Front of the property at 8 Arbuthnot Terrace8 Arbuthnot Terrace, Peterhead AB42 2BQ 

2 bedroom first floor flat

Price: £59,995

View property schedule for 8 Arbuthnot Terrace, Peterhead (PDF 554KB). 

Front of property showing building with flats above two shopsFlat 3, 75 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ

3 bedroom top floor flat

Price: £130,000

View property schedule for Flat 3, 75 High Street, Inverurie (PDF 887KB). 

Front of semi-detached house at 38 Aird Street38 Aird Street, Portsoy AB45 2PA

2 bedroom semi-detached house

Price: £130,000

View property schedule for 38 Aird Street, Portsoy (PDF 1.19MB). 

Mid-terraced house with paved path leading up to front door which has three steps59 Deyhill, Macduff AB44 1PX

2 bedroom mid-terraced house

Price: £110,000

View property schedule for 59 Deyhill, Macduff (PDF 771KB). 

A house surrounded by land with large windows and a barbed wire fenceUpper Cabra Farm Cottage, Fetterangus AB42 4LU

3 bedroom bungalow

Price: open to offers

View property schedule for Upper Cabra Farm Cottage, Fetterangus (PDF 970KB). 

Front of 10 Queens Road in Boddam, showing bungalow home with front door and two windows10 Queens Road, Boddam AB42 3AX

2 bedroom semi-detached bungalow

Price: £115,000

View property schedule for 10 Queens Road, Boddam (PDF 1.03MB). 

Front of 1 St. Catherine Street in Banff1 St. Catherine Street, Banff AB45 1HU

5 bedroom detached mansion house

Price: £160,000

View property schedule for 1 St. Catherine Street, Banff (PDF 1.38MB). 

Front of 87 High Street in Cuminestown showing front door and a window on both sides of door87 High Street, Cuminestown AB53 5YH

3 bedroom semi-detached house

Price: £120,000

View property schedule for 87 High Street, Cuminestown (PDF 1.48MB). 

Front of 1 School Lane showing old front door and windows on top and bottom floor1 School Lane, Turriff AB53 4EP

3 bedroom mid-terrace house

Price: £60,000

View property schedule for 1 School Lane, Turriff (PDF 809KB). 

Image showing tall building with shop on bottom floor and windows on top floor, and parking spaces with cars in front of building3 The Square, Ellon AB41 9JB

3 bedroom first floor flat

Price: £130,000

View property schedule for 3 The Square, Ellon (PDF 514KB). 

Picture showing stairs leading up to door of property with windows on both sides of door19 Constitution Street, Peterhead AB42 1SD

1 bedroom first floor flat

Price: £49,500

View property schedule for 19 Constitution Street, Peterhead (PDF 608KB). 

Picture showing tall building with shop and a separate front door to building at side of shop22 Backgate, Peterhead AB42 1LN

3 bedroom maisonette

Price: £120,000

View property schedule for 22 Backgate, Peterhead (PDF 1.24MB). 


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