How do I find empty property in my area? How do I find empty properties in my area? Action on Empty Homes does not have a list of empty properties or have access to any empty homes themselves. However, an empty property can be sourced through: • The Local Authority – they may be aware of the empty properties in the area and may be able to provide you with a list or put you in touch with individual owners. • Auctions – auction catalogues are a good place to start with when searching for empty properties that are for sale. • Walking down the High Street – you may spot empty properties as you are walking around town. (See the above tips for trying to find the owner of the property).